InCinematographer - Issue 3 - 50
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Dennis Doros Elected President of AMIA
ennis Doros, co-owner of Milestone Films, has
been elected president of the Association of
Moving Image Archivists (AMIA.)
Doros will be inducted into office at the annual
AMIA Conference in New Orleans, when he will begin
a two-year term. He succeeds Andrea Kalas, who has
led the organization forward for the past two years.
Doros comments: "I am deeply honored to have
the opportunity to serve AMIA, an organization
that has meant so much to me both personally and
professionally. The friendships, connections, and
camaraderie I have found here have helped me
discover, research, and preserve some of the most
challenging and rewarding projects of my career. I
am inspired on a daily basis by this passionate and
supportive international community. I know that
working together, we can bring greater diversity,
fairness, and outreach to our field while saving a lot
of great moving images for generations to come."
Doros began his career at Kino International in
1984, where he was responsible for restoring Erich
von Stroheim's Queen Kelly and Raoul Walsh's Sadie
Thompson, both starring Gloria Swanson. In 1990,
he co-founded Milestone Films with his wife, Amy
Heller. Working with film archives and labs around
the world, they have restored and distributed a wide
range of independent films.
Filmmakers Martin Scorsese, Barbara Kopple,
Steven Soderbergh, Thelma Schoonmaker, and
author Sherman Alexie have worked with Milestone
to promote special restoration projects. For the
past 12 years, Doros has been a consultant to Turner
Classic Movies (TCM).
AMIA is the world's largest professional
organization dedicated to the acquisition,
description, preservation, restoration, exhibition and
use of audiovisual media.
Doros served three terms on the AMIA Board of
SMPTE's Lange Lifts Alumni Award
MPTE Executive Director Barbara Lange was
recently honored by her alma mater, Washington
& Jefferson College (W&J), with its 2017 Alumni Award
l-r: W&J President John C. Knapp, Ph.D;
SMPTE Executive Director Barbara Lange;
and Professor Patricia A. Brletic, Ph.D
"It's wonderful to see Barbara honored by her
alma mater for her outstanding professional
achievements," said SMPTE President Matthew
Goldman, who is also Senior Vice President of
Technology, TV and Media at Ericsson. "She has
made invaluable contributions to the development
and growth of SMPTE, and her leadership of the
Society is a powerful example for students and young
professionals entering the media and entertainment
Since 2000, the W&J Alumni Award for
Achievement has been presented annually to an
alumnus or alumna of W&J who has reached the
pinnacle of his or her chosen field and, through this
achievement, has brought recognition to the college.
Directors, and was the 2016 winner of AMIA's William
S. O'Farrell Volunteer Award in recognition of his
contributions to the field.
"Barbara is an outstanding example of the
best that comes of a liberal arts education," said
Patricia A. Brletic, Ph.D., Chemistry Professor at
W&J and Lange's college advisor, during the award
ceremony. "Though it has been many years since
she opened a chemistry book, the scientific method
Barbara learned at Washington & Jefferson laid the
foundation for her career success."
Lange majored in chemistry and German while
earning her bachelor of arts from W&J.
Dr Brletic joined John C. Knapp, Ph.D., W&J's
President, in presenting the award to Lange.
The connection of W&J graduates to SMPTE goes
back decades - Ken Mason and his son John Mason,
respectively served in the role of SMPTE President
from 1975-76 and 2001-02, both are
graduates of the college.
Renegade Animation Promotes Brittney Jorgensen
enegade Animation has promoted Brittney
Jorgensen to the newly-created post of Head of
Marketing and Development.
Jorgensen will work with creators, writers and
animators in developing concepts for animated
television series and features, and serve as the
studio's chief liaison with studios, broadcasters and
"Brittany is the perfect choice to spearhead our
development effort," adds Executive Producer
Ashley Postlewaite. "She has a strong background in
animation and adds insight and passion to our team."
Jorgensen, who joined Renegade in 2012 on the
production side, also recently served as production
manager on Being by Yourself, an animated short
for the Imaginary Friend Society designed to help
children with cancer cope with hospitalization.
Previously, she was a production manager at Bento
Box Entertainment. She also served in a production
role at Disney Animation on TRON: Uprising.
Renegade Animation has long-time relationships
with the top animation writers and artists in
Hollywood, and is unique in having the resources to
take shows from concept through delivery in-house.
"We love to be involved from the very beginning,"
Jorgensen says. "Talent may come to us with a script,
a storyboard, a show bible, or just the germ of an
idea. We work with creators to develop ideas so that
they conform to our style and fit market demand."
Renegade Animation has produced several
animated television series for Cartoon Network, and
has two Emmy Award nominations for the PBS/WNET
show, Oh, Noah!
The studio's original web series Elmo Aardvark:
Outer Space Detective won an Annie Award for Best
Animated Series in an Electronic Medium.
Its theatrical work includes the animated holiday
feature Christmas is Here Again, which was recently
adapted into a musical for the stage.
The independent animation studio currently
has 12 animated series in development, targeting
demographics from pre-school through