Venerable restoration expert and film historian launches consulting service in Los Angeles after long tenure with The Walt Disney Studios
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Theo Gluck, veteran restoration expert and film historian, has formed TheoRama70 Consulting, providing multifaceted supervision and guidance for classic cinema restoration, including film scanning, color grading, dirt clean-up and sound mixing.
As a part of Gluck’s new venture, he will be available as an analyst, commentator, panelist and subject expert at conferences, symposiums and special events.
Gluck is a 40-year veteran of the film industry, with a specialty in film restoration and preservation. During his past three decades at The Walt Disney Studios, he served as the studio’s Director of Library Restoration and Preservation beginning in 2004, working in collaboration with diverse branches of the organization worldwide. In that role, Gluck supervised the studio’s meticulous restoration of iconic films such as “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” “Pinocchio” and “Dumbo,” as well as dozens of other classic features and shorts from the company’s vast filmed-entertainment library.
“I’m immensely appreciative of my time with Disney and proud of what we’ve accomplished on behalf of the studio and its legendary library,” Gluck said. “I look forward to continuing this work to preserve other treasures of the cinema.”
Headquartered in Southern California, Gluck is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He sits on the Academy’s Science and Technology Council, where he serves as Chairman of the council’s Technology History Subcommittee. Gluck has also served as a mentor in the Academy’s Gold Mentor Program since its inception.
Gluck’s notable, long-standing professional affiliations include the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), the British Kinematograph, Sound and Television Society (BKSTS), and the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA).
Gluck is a sought-after speaker, including an appearance on Turner Classic Movies (TCM) with the late Robert Osborne, and at festivals and universities in the U.S. and overseas.
“Theo Gluck cares about film, and it shows — in his archival work, his historical research and his approach to every project he tackles,” said Leonard Maltin, noted film critic and historian.