Academy Film Archive gets $100,000 for preservation work

Mar 22, 2006 by Ian Evans

The Andrew J. Kuehn Foundation has presented the Academy Film Archive with $100,000 for film preservation, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ President Sid Ganis has announced.

AMPAS will use the grant to preserve two feature films by Academy Award®-nominated director Otto Preminger — the 1953 Oscar®-nominated film The Moon Is Blue and the 1962 drama Advise & Consent.

Will Gorges, chairman of the Kuehn Foundation, presented the money to Sid Ganis prior to the premiere screening of the feature documentary Coming Attractions: The History of the Movie Trailer on Wednesday, March 15, at the Academy’s Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood.

The Academy Film Archive is dedicated to the collection, documentation, preservation, research and exhibition of motion pictures. The Archive’s collection includes more than 100,000 items covering approximately 70,000 individual titles.