Speaker: Jenni Matz

Company: Archive of American Television

Position: Director

Jenni Matz is the Director of the Television Academy Foundations’ Archive of American Television. With her guidance the Archive launched its award-winning website, EMMYTVLEGENDS.ORG, which contains cross-referenced access to our 850+ interviews with television pioneers. Jenni managed the entire digitization project of over 3,500 hours of video that spanned the Archive’s 20-year history, working with colleagues in the archival and information technology fields. Along with producing the interviews and managing the online presence of the Archive on its award-winning website, Jenni seeks ways to enhance use and access of the Archive’s interviews, including licensing the footage to third parties.

Prior to arriving at the Academy Foundation in 2008, Jenni was the manager and producer of the American Comedy Archives, a collection of long-form interviews with comedians spearheaded by comedy legend Bill Dana. She worked for over 10 years in documentary television production as a producer, editor, and researcher, including work on the award-winning PBS special Hoover Dam and a 16-part series on American Literature for Annenberg CPB. She is also an award-winning documentary filmmaker. She is Vice-Chair of the Motion Picture Academy’s oral history project MIC’D (Moving Image Craft Documentation).

Jenni has a J.D from Southwestern Law School, a Masters in Library and Information Sciences from Simmons College, and a B.A. in Philosophy from Bates College.

Jenni Matz is speaking during the following sessions:


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