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SCMS March Update

Monday, February 28, 2011   (0 Comments)
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Mark your calendars! If you will be attending the SCMS conference in New Orleans you won’t want to miss these events.

Thursday, March 10 at 11 am & Friday, March 11
11 am-12 noon, Orientation for New Members

If you are new to SCMS, please plan to attend one of the two Orientation for New Members sessions in the French Quarter Bar on Level Three. You will learn more about the Society, the conference, the journal, and other benefits of membership.

Thursday, March 10
6:15-7:15 pm, Awards Ceremony and 7:30-8:30 pm, Opening Reception

Please be sure to attend the Awards Ceremony in the Grand Ballroom, Level Two (Salons II & III). The Opening Reception follows the Award Ceremony in the Gallery Foyer, Level One.

Friday, March 11
12 noon – 1 pm, Members’ Business Meeting

All SCMS members are encouraged to attend the annual Members’ Business Meeting (in Audubon, Level One) to learn more about SCMS, current strategic planning processes, and the new website. Members will also meet the officers and Board members, the newly elected officers and Board members, and the leadership of the SCMS Caucuses and Scholarly Interest Groups.

Friday , March 11

6-7:45 pm, Host Committee Special Event: New Orleans/Louisiana Archives and Local Culture
New Orleans and Louisiana archive workers will discuss the significance of local film and media archive collections for film and television histories and the importance of local culture for early television and contemporary filmmaking at The Williams Research Center of the Historic New Orleans Collection (HNOC), 410 Chartres Street, easy walking distance from the Ritz Carlton. A 30-minute screening will follow the workshop discussion. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis. (

Friday , March 11

7 -8:30 pm, Projecting Performance (Part II)

Luis Recoder and Sandra Gibson expand on their panel presentation from Thursday (Session B7 at 2 pm) at Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. Building complex processes out of seemingly elemental components, the filmmakers ask viewers to experience not only the nuances of projected light, but also what they call "the soft and fragile emulsion of time.” Gibson and Recoder have exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Tate Modern (London) and the International Film Festival Rotterdam. A ticket may be purchased at the door for $10.00. (

Saturday, March 12
8 – 9:45 am, AFI Meet & Greet

An introduction of the American Film Institute’s Catalog Academic Network program with AFI Catalog Editor Robert S. Birchard in the French Quarter Bar on Level Three.

Saturday March 12
6-8 pm, Closing Reception

Catch up with old friends and meet new ones at the first ever SCMS closing reception in honor of the service of SCMS members in 2010-2011 in the Grand Ballroom, Level Two.

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