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Meet Our Donors

UCLA Film & Television Archive is pleased to recognize our generous contributors, whose support makes it possible for us to preserve and make accessible our nation's moving image cultural heritage.


We would like to thank:

Preservation Circle

  • Anonymous
  • Century Arts Foundation
  • Dagmar and Ray Dolby
  • Connie Bandy Elliot
  • Farhang Foundation
  • The Film Foundation, Inc.
  • John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
  • Doug Jones
  • Louis B. Mayer Foundation
  • Moss Family Trust
  • The Packard Humanities Institute


Producers Circle

  • Anonymous
  • Antique Phonograph Society
  • Bronni Stein and John Connolly
  • Barbara Roisman-Cooper and Martin Cooper
  • Carol Bahoric and Myron Meisel
  • National Film Preservation Foundation
  • Eleanor and Glenn Padnick
  • Margaret Black and John Ptak
  • Robert Rosen
  • Carol and Ken Schultz


Directors Circle

  • Anonymous
  • Stephanie and Harold Bronson
  • Mindy Schirn and Jan-Christopher Horak
  • Beth Kurteson
  • M. Duane Rutledge
  • Underground Vaults & Storage Inc.


Studio Circle

  • Anonymous
  • Dana Cocke
  • Raymond De Felitta
  • Richard Haden Gordon
  • Edmund C. Grainger Jr.
  • Bonnie Arnold and Robert Puglisi
  • Rohauer Collection Foundation
  • Rubicon Film Productions, Ltd.
  • Amber and Richard Sakai
  • Leslie and Andre Stojka
  • Tuscan Corporation
  • Joan Borsten Vidov

Silver Screen Circle

  • Anonymous
  • Block-Heads Tent of the Sons of the Desert
  • Elizabeth Bryson
  • Keith Buckley
  • Rhonda Fleming Carlson and Darol Carlson
  • Sarah Cruikshank and Jon Davison
  • Bob Duncan
  • Marla and Jeffrey Garlin
  • John Gloske
  • Gloria and Willard Huyck Jr.
  • Philip Ituarte
  • Maria B. Jacobson
  • Richard Lindner
  • Leslie and J. Frederick MacDonald
  • Cecilia deMille Presley 
  • Margaret Jolley and David Sameth
  • Stephen Neal Sauer
  • Todd Schiffman
  • Kerry Sue Underwood
  • Brian Roskam and Mike Werb


Cinephile Circle

  • Anonymous
  • Dail E. Barbour
  • Karen L. Dillon
  • Gay and Donald Durward
  • Shari and Richard Foos
  • George Grant
  • Lin Zhang and Michael Iracondo III
  • Bradley Bayou and Mark Itkin
  • Mark DeAngelis and Henry Jung
  • Jeffery Jon Masino
  • Marion Peters and Jonathan Mersel
  • Margaret and F. Donald Miller
  • Chon A. Noriega
  • Jennifer Owens and Jay Ornellas
  • Jane and Max Reid
  • Linda and Jay Sandrich
  • Writers Guild Foundation

  Friend Circle

  • Anonymous
  • Robert Ackerman
  • Alberto Airaudi
  • Meredith and Robert Alcock
  • Ronald Apple
  • Margaret and Danilo Bach
  • Steve Bailey
  • Brad Baillie
  • Alphons Bakker
  • Dan Barham
  • Grace Mary Barnes
  • Devon Baxter
  • Bayside STEM Academy Sci-Fi Club
  • Lois Becker and Mark Stratton
  • Richard L. Beecher
  • John L. Benson
  • Coleen and Steve Bentley
  • Tim Arne Bergfelder
  • William M. Besse
  • Anthony Jamel Best
  • Beverly and Bernard Bienstock
  • Patricia Biggi
  • James Bigwood
  • Robert Birarelli
  • Susan and Simon Blattner III
  • Peter E. Blau
  • Jerry Houston Bledsoe
  • Jürgen Bodemann
  • The Boeing Company
  • Amy Bonato
  • Minako and Robert Borgen
  • Karen and Vincent Brook
  • Ben Louis Browdy
  • Lawrence H. Bulk
  • Christopher Bungo
  • Frederick E. A. Bush
  • Oscar Cadeddu
  • William Caffrey
  • Jeff Calof
  • Aneta Campbell
  • Elaine O'Brien Capogeannis
  • Katherine L. Carlson
  • Mac Carlson
  • Sondra and Richard Carnahan
  • Shirley B. Carpenter
  • Nico Cartenstadt
  • William Cassara
  • Paul Castiglia
  • Emily Caston
  • Gil Cates Jr.
  • William Chiappetta
  • Joy A. Chuck
  • Nicolas Ciccone
  • Kristine A. Cimmy
  • Peter Cohn
  • Nancy and David Colman
  • Bob Conte
  • Stuart Cook
  • Mike Cooke
  • Kathryn and Thierry Couturier
  • Larry Cox
  • Rita Crandall
  • Neil Cutler
  • Jim Dallape
  • Shieva Davarian
  • Andy Davis
  • Rani Lila Demuth
  • Allen M. Deraney
  • Andrew Dimeglio
  • Wheeler Winston Dixon
  • D. J. Audio, Inc.
  • Allison M. Dragotto
  • Brigit and Jim Drake
  • Dwight Hatfield
  • Mark Heimback-Nielsen
  • Pamela and Bruce Henstell
  • Craig Heslor
  • David Hollingsworth
  • Ava and Charles Hoover Jr.
  • Gary Hoselton
  • Glenn Ishioka
  • Claudia D. Israel
  • Keiko and Larry Jacobson
  • Yoko and Nicholas James
  • Sally and Michael Janover
  • Elaine Deidre Johnson
  • Michael Johnson
  • Patricia Johnson and Leslie Lee
  • Hank Jones
  • John Jones
  • Rick Jones
  • David Kaliner
  • Anna Keizer
  • Adrienne and Eric Kentor
  • Ilyanne and Michael Kichaven
  • Diana L. King
  • Jim Koenig
  • Lily Korte
  • Maria De Las Carreras and Jonathan Kuntz
  • Ralf Kutzner
  • James Lacey
  • Lois and Raymond Langer
  • Robert Lanier
  • Tobin Larson
  • Ron Lavallee
  • Ryan Ledoux
  • Brian Legrady
  • Emily and William Leider
  • Audrey and Peter Levin
  • Jesse A. Levy
  • Joe Libby
  • Robert Lion
  • Stuart Liss
  • Diane Locklear
  • Erica Pinto and Tommy Lovato II
  • Javier Lozano
  • Peter Lushing
  • Natasha and John Lyons
  • Paul Maclachlan
  • Ronald David Mael
  • Zandra Maffett
  • Anthony J. Magliocco
  • Alice and Leonard Maltin
  • Scott E. Margolin
  • Joseph Mathis
  • Luca Mauli
  • John May
  • George Mazzey Sr.
  • Peter James McBain
  • Ann Marie and Patrick McCarthy
  • Helaina and Brian McKibbin
  • Gabrielle and Jeffery Miller
  • Ryan Mindell
  • Ken Miyasako
  • Cary Moore
  • Sarah E. Moore
  • Darryl Mori
  • Dennis Paul Moriarty
  • Darrell Morley
  • David R. Moss
  • Ryan Mottesheard
  • Mary Jane Muro
  • Rebecca Borkgren Myers
  • Daphne Gronich and Paul Nagle
  • Debbie and Randall Nakashima
  • Anthony Naples
  • Farran Nehme
  • Darren Michael Nemetb
  • Thomas Nemeth
  • Keith Nesson
  • Marsha L. Niles
  • Oriana Fiona Nudo
  • Paul Nyman
  • Marcia Opal
  • Anne Spielberg and Dan Opatoshu
  • Jackie and Peter Oreckinto
  • Pamela and Ron Orenstein
  • Stephanie Parke
  • Jim Pauley
  • Paul Francis Penna
  • David Perkins
  • Herbert A, Perry Jr.
  • James Peters
  • Patrick Picking
  • Brian Pinkerton
  • Leonard Pitt
  • Jim Plannette
  • John Polito
  • Julie and Richard Prince
  • Aditya Kiran Putcha
  • Ruben R Garza
  • Alice Radley
  • Leah Radstone
  • Abraham Ravett
  • Lyle Ray
  • Dennis Reece
  • Celia and Robert Regan
  • James Reid
  • Cathleen and Peter Reiher
  • Retro Video, Inc.
  • Nicky Rheinstein
  • Vittorio Riccaboni
  • René Riva
  • Alan Rode
  • Robert Rosen
  • Bill Roth
  • Marguerite Roth
  • Ulrich Ruedel
  • Steve Runyon
  • Danilo Russo
  • Brenda and Gary Ruttenberg
  • Esteban Jose Samra
  • David Samuelson
  • Freida Mock and Terry Sanders
  • Alessandro Santi
  • Robert Satterfield
  • Steven Jerome Sattler
  • Michael A. Schlesinger
  • Andy Schmitt
  • David H. Schmutz
  • Holger Schuett
  • Marlene and Eric Schultz
  • Kenneth Schultz
  • Robert H. Schulz Jr.
  • Leonardo Scipilliti
  • Roselyn K. Scott
  • David Sedman
  • Lisa and Larry Selkow
  • Julie Sesnovich
  • Perry Shields
  • Barbara Shore
  • Joel Shprentz
  • Barry Siegel
  • Charlene and Michael Sievers
  • Dave Sikula
  • Dan Silver
  • Jack Silverstein
  • Randy Skretvedt
  • Luke Uriah Slendebroek
  • Will Sloan
  • Eric Jerome Small
  • Steven Smith
  • Way Out West Tent Of The Sons Of The Desert
  • Daniel Staley
  • Kristen Nicole Stankowski
  • Taylor Elizabeth Stayton
  • James Stephenson
  • Lynne and Robert Stryker
  • Jeff Suess
  • Thomas S. Suhs
  • S. Marc Tapper
  • Harold Taylor Jr.
  • John Tefteller
  • Maurice Terenzio
  • Laurens Johannes Jan Timmer
  • Cassie Tinta
  • Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc.
  • Lou Ursone
  • Jaap Verheul
  • Olga Yokoyama and Brent Vine
  • Robert Wales
  • Seamus Walsh
  • Jane and Richard Ward
  • Judy Watson
  • David Webb
  • Wells Fargo & Company
  • James R. Wendt
  • Markus Wernig
  • Jan Westman
  • John Wilson
  • Stephen Wolterstorff
  • Mabel Anne Woods
  • Iman Yahya
  • Ronald Yankovich
  • Catherine Young
  • Jordan Young
  • Carol and Richard Zbriger


*List reflects gifts made between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018.


Family and Friends of Ron Isroelit

"Our dad was an avid old movie buff, and he especially loved Laurel & Hardy films. I remember many times (pre-video/DVD/Internet) when he would setup his 16mm projector and screen Laurel & Hardy titles like Brats (1930) and Hog Wild (1930) in the basement of our house or outside on a warm summer night so that the kids in the neighborhood could also see them. We'd watch them once, then rewind and watch them again and again. It was the memory of this enjoyment and his passion for classic films that motivated us to look for a unique way to honor his memory after he passed away. This led us to the discovery of UCLA Film & Television Archive's restoration program and the idea of restoring a film in his honor.

At the first meeting with the UCLA archivists, we were amazed at the list of films that needed to be restored: features, shorts, serials, westerns, comedies, silent and sound eras. Wow! What an opportunity, but how do you decide? Then we saw a few Laurel & Hardy titles on the list, and we knew immediately that restoring one of those would be a perfect way to honor his memory—and that his love for Laurel & Hardy films that he'd passed down not only to his kids, but also to his grandkids would live on. We settled on a classic Laurel & Hardy title called Helpmates (1932). It was a great way to give back to a specific cause that had meant so much to him during his life. And what better way to insure that future generations could benefit from the timeless Laurel & Hardy humor than to restore a classic title within the UCLA Film & Television Archive library."

Ken and Carol Schultz

"Our first exposure to classic films of the 1930s through the 1950s was during the 1970s in our hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where a guy named Rege Cordic hosted "Sunday Afternoon at the Movies." There were probably dozens of these Sunday afternoon matinee shows on air throughout the country at that time, but those shows were not hosted by Rege Cordic.

Rege had grown up in Pittsburgh and worked in radio during the '40s and '50s and moved to Los Angeles in the '60s to begin an acting career in television, but he returned to Pittsburgh regularly to host his show. Rege did a wonderful job of analyzing plots and characters, and describing the skills exhibited by actors and directors in creating fascinating depictions of human aspirations, fears and dreams—along with aspects of the films that nobody else ever talked about. Our love of classic films and belief that it is critical to preserve them is as much a result of our childhood memories of watching these films and learning about the complexities of life from them as it is the quality of the stories, phenomenal acting and talented people who brought them to life.

We are so pleased to be able to further our understanding of, and experience with, classic film and moving image through our involvement with UCLA Film & Television Archive. It has been quite meaningful to us that our philanthropic support of the Archive means not only our favorite films, but also other portions of the Archive collection can be preserved and accessed for future generations to study and enjoy.

Thank you Rege, and thank you to those at UCLA who dedicate their lives to this mission."