DGA Congratulates Martin Scorsese and Christopher Nolan on Appointments to National Film Preservation Board

May 7, 2015

Los Angeles – The Directors Guild of America (DGA) today issued a statement congratulating Directors Martin Scorsese and Christopher Nolan for their recent appointments by the Library of Congress to serve on the National Film Preservation Board (NFPB) as DGA representatives. The newly appointed Mr. Nolan will join long-serving and re-appointed NFPB board member Mr. Scorsese as an alternate.

Established by the National Film Preservation Act of 1988, the NFPB works to ensure the survival, conservation and increased public availability of America's film heritage, including: advising the Librarian of Congress on its recommendations for annual selections to the National Film Registry, apprising the Librarian of changing trends and policies in the field of film preservation, and counseling the Librarian on ongoing implementation of the National Film Preservation Plan.

The DGA’s statement, from DGA President Paris Barclay, is below. 

 “The DGA commends the Library of Congress and the National Film Preservation Board for their tireless efforts in preserving this great American art form, protecting our cultural heritage and educating the public on the importance of film preservation. We are proud to support them and congratulate Messrs. Scorsese and Nolan, two industry-leading filmmakers who for decades have advocated for this cause. We’re honored to have them represent the DGA in this important work."

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