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National Film Preservation Board

The National Film Preservation Board (NFPB), most recently reauthorized through the Library of Congress Sound Recording and Film Preservation Programs Reauthorization Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-336; 2 U.S.C. 179) serves as a public advisory group to the Librarian of Congress. The Board consists of 44 members and alternates representing the film industry, archives, scholars, filmmakers and others who comprise the diverse American motion picture community. As its primary mission, the Board works to ensure the survival, conservation and increased public availability of America’s film heritage, including: advising the Librarian on the annual selection of films to the National Film Registry, and counseling the Librarian on ongoing development and implementation of the national film preservation plan.

Current Members of the Board

A. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

  • Member: Sid Ganis
  • Alternate: Martha Coolidge

B. Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers

  • Member: Carol Lombardini
  • Alternate: Tracy Cahill

C. American Film Institute

  • Member: John Ptak
  • Alternate: Cecilia DeMille Presley

D. American Society of Cinematographers and International Cinematographers Guild

  • Member: Caleb Deschanel
  • Alternate: John Bailey

E. Association of Moving Image Archivists

  • Member: Tom Regal
  • Alternate: Wendy Shay

F. Directors Guild of America

  • Member: Martin Scorsese
  • Alternate: Curtis Hanson

G. Motion Picture Association of America

  • Member: Robert Pisano
  • Alternate: Greg Frazier

H. National Association of Theater Owners

  • Member: Ted Pedas
  • Alternate: Patrick Corcoran

I. National Society of Film Critics

  • Member: David Kehr
  • Alternate: David Sterritt

J. Department of Film and Television of the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University

  • Member: Antonia Lant
  • Alternate: Dan Streible

K. Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA)

  • Member: Richard Masur
  • Alternate: Valerie Yaros

L. Society for Cinema and Media Studies

  • Member: Matthew Bernstein
  • Alternate: Jennifer Horne

M. Society of Composers and Lyricists

  • Member: Alan Bergman
  • Alternate: Ray Colcord

N. United States members of the International Federation

  • Member: Susan Oxtoby, Pacific Film Archive
  • Alternate: Rajendra Roy, Museum of Modern Art

O. University Film and Video Association

  • Member: Ben Levin
  • Alternate: Simon Tarr

P. Department of Film and Television of the School of Theater,

  • Member: Bob Rosen
  • Alternate: Jan-Christopher Horak

Q. Writers Guild of America

R. At-Large





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