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Entertainment Archives with Hillary Howell

Hillary Howell, Director of Premium Archival Services for Iron Mountain Entertainment Services (IMES), joins SLA Southern California for a talk about her career as an entertainment archivist.

Hillary is an entertainment archivist with an extensive background managing all the aspects of studio and production company collections. While getting her Master’s degree in Moving Image Archive Studies from UCLA, Hillary interned for the Women in Film Foundation and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Archive. Working at studios as diverse as New Line Cinema, The Jim Henson Company, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, NBCUniversal and Lionsgate Entertainment, Hillary curated diverse collections of media assets as well as props, costumes, photography and ephemera. Some career highlights include discovering and restoring a Jim Henson animated short called “Alexander the Grape” from found audio recordings, animated scene trims and storyboards; restoring serial killer props from CSI: Crime Scene Investigation for display in the Bruckheimer offices; and preserving the John Wick films so they can be enjoyed by future generations.

When she is not at work Hillary knits, sews, binges Parks and Recreation and plays with her dog Jane Pawsten.