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Buster Keaton's 1927 comedy/action movie, The General, is being released on Blu-ray. Included as one of the extra features is historical film commentary recorded by PRO-TEK employee Stan Taffel along with preservationist and filmmaker Michael Schlesinger. The duo also provided commentary for Keaton's Steamboat Bill, Jr., which will be released...

PRO-TEK Vaults, industry leader in film archiving and preservation, will develop a state-of-the-art storage facility for Paramount Pictures to preserve the studio’s iconic film library. PRO-TEK and Paramount have been working together on a sub-zero storage environment that according to the Image Permanence Institute – a...

PRO-TEK’s Still Archives Manager Randy Gitsch has announced that he and Cinerama restoration production partner, Dave Strohmaier, have been invited for a 10th appearance in the U.K.’s upcoming Widescreen Weekend film festival event. The new edition of the Weekend, hosted by Bradford’s National Media Museum, will take place on the big, and immersively curved, 146 degree-wide Cinerama screen in the Pictureville theater, the only such theater of its kind on the European continent.

Here's a few posts from our blog in 2015 that you may have missed about film preservation and media asset management topics, curated for fast, informative reading! Preserving Nitrate and Acetate Motion Picture Film Collections For owners or managers of motion picture film captured on nitrate or...

2015 marks the 25th year of annual conferences for AMIA, the Association of Moving Image Archivists. The event will be held November 18-21 in Portland, Oregon with PRO-TEK (film and other media preservation and archiving specialists of LAC Group) as one of the sponsors. To mark the significance...

Making their ninth appearance as invited guests to England’s National Media Museum (NMM), PRO-TEK Still Archives Manager Randy Gitsch and his production partner, Dave Strohmaier, will participate in the Museum’s annual Widescreen Weekend film festival, October 15-18, 2015 in Bradford, England. They will give a special...

The Manager of PRO-TEK’S Still Archives, Randy Gitsch, joined by his Cinerama Restoration Team production partner, Dave Strohmaier, gave a 90 minute classroom lesson on documentary film making and the digital remastering of Cinerama motion pictures at Innsbruck University on April 23. In Innsbruck as the...

Film Historian and PRO-TEK Restoration Expert Stan Taffel participated in this year’s Jewish Film Festival in Los Angeles, April 30 through May 7, 2015. Taffel was panel moderator for a Q&A session with filmmakers Susan and Lloyd Ecker, leading the discussion on their book and documentary,...