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Alex Cherian

Forward-thinking film archivist driving preservation, restoration and access initiatives.
San Francisco, California, United States
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Alex Cherian

Forward-thinking film archivist driving preservation, restoration and access initiatives.
San Francisco, California, United States
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Award-winning film archivist Alex Cherian has over 15 years of experience driving preservation, restoration, and archiving initiatives in various film production environments. With a degree in English Literature from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and an MA in Film Studies with Archiving from the University of East Anglia, Alex has worked with universities, independent film productions, TV stations, PBS, and film/video productions.

Alex is known for partnering with film executives and creative talent to provide a unique perspective on preserving and building an archive. He has extensive experience managing diverse media collections, developing archive systems based on individual and studio needs, and researching topics for content creators. Additionally, Alex oversees training initiatives for interns at San Francisco State University, and he is passionate about engaging and educating audiences on the social and cultural aspects of film and multimedia production.

Throughout his career, Alex has tackled many roles, from being a film archivist to a stock footage consultant, TV production consultant, and project manager. He has experience with digitization projects, staff training, promotional marketing, fundraising, procurement, and film production. Alex's professional value lies in his ability to interact with senior leadership, focus on delivering results, embrace the challenge of solving business problems, and always look for a better way to do things.

As a Bay Area Television Archivist at the San Francisco Bay Area TV Archive and a former special projects manager at KQED, WNET, and the Library of Congress, Alex has significant experience in archival management, restoration, and preservation. He was also a former television production consultant at KPIX CBS5 and acquisitions & cataloguing assistant at North West Film Archive.

Overall, Alex Cherian is a seasoned film archivist and consultant, with experience in managing diverse media collections and developing archive systems that cater to individual and studio needs. His expertise spans across digitization projects, staff training, promotional marketing, fundraising, and film production.

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