Ariel Schudson is a professional media archivist and film preservation, serving as the Nancy Mysel Legacy Project recipient for the Film Noir Foundation, assisting them with their film restorations. She has recently been asked to join the Social Producers Team for this year’s TCM Film Fest in order to showcase the “restorations and rarities” shown through social media. Ariel is also a seasoned writer and journalist, having worked extensively for CraveOnline, several classic film blogs and her own blog, and was a regular panelist at Comic Con San Diego for many years, presenting her academic work about the adaptations of comic books to cinema.
Scott Mendelson is a current box office analyst, entertainment editorial columnist and film critic for Forbes magazine. He has studied the film industry, both academically and informally, for 25 years and extensively written about it for the last five years. His outlets for film criticism, box office commentary, and film-skewing scholarship have included The Huffington Post, Salon, and Film Threat.
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