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Celebrating many productive years with MPTV

on Friday, 11 November 2011. Posted in News

It was in 1999 that The Ned Scott Archive and the Motion Picture and Television Archive in Los Angeles began a long and successful relationship. Long time still photographer Sid Avery, the founder of MPTV, was motivated to establish a high quality process for gathering, storing and preserving photographic material which had survived over the years from the work of the many men and women just like himself who toiled in the Hollywood film industry. Sid realized that this would be important to future enthusiasts of the film industry as well as researchers and historians. Having tried to collect together his own material from his many productive years as a still photographer, Sid realized that most of it had disappeared and was not recoverable. Understanding that this condition was likely the same story with material produced by other Hollywood photographers, Sid got busy reaching out for surviving photographic material before it vanished. Right about that time, the Ned Scott Archive was looking for a place to showcase Ned Scott's photographic material. A formal arrangement was established, and as a result Ned Scott's images have reached grateful audiences worldwide through the MPTV net. No one else has done more to preserve and highlight the fine photographic material produced for so many years in the Hollywood film industry. Sid Avery's vision was spot on and timely, and our world is a better place because of it. Visit MPTV often for your enjoyment.

Sid Avery, Founder of MPTV

Sid Avery, Founder of MPTV

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