UCLA Film and Television Archive and Outfest have announced plans for an online lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender moving-image research area that will feature all 208 episodes of the groundbreaking public television series “In the Life” at its core.
[Our emphasis] The new, publicly accessible digital portal, expected to launch in late 2013, will include two decades’ worth of broadcasts of the Emmy-nominated LGBT newsmagazine and will link to the UCLA archive’s already substantial collection of LGBT moving-image study resources.
Preserving and providing public access to LGBT media materials is important not only for scholars, researchers, filmmakers and historians worldwide but also for the broader society,” said Jan-Christopher Horak, director of UCLA Film and Television Archive. “This new initiative with ‘In the Life’ builds on the archive’s longstanding commitment to underrepresented communities, including the LGBT community.”
In 2005, UCLA Film and Television Archive partnered with Outfest to create the Outfest–UCLA Legacy Project, which has since assembled the largest publicly accessible collection of LGBT moving-image materials in the world, with more than 25,000 titles stored at UCLA. The project also works to preserve both the history and the future of LGBT moving-image materials by convening symposia, creating study guides, educating filmmakers about proper stewardship of their work, restoring materials that are at risk and encouraging the wide propagation of collection materials.
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