Laura Rooney, Association of Moving Image Archivists

January 28, 2016 · Posted in Speaker Bios 

Laura Rooney AMIA x300Laura Rooney
Managing Director
Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA)

Laura Rooney, managing director of AMIA, is responsible for oversight of the association’s strategic goals and programs. An international association of media professionals, AMIA offers online education, technical events such as DAS and The Reel Thing, workshops, an annual conference, and publications. Prior to AMIA, she served as director of NATO of California, developing programs serving exhibition and directing operations during the expansion of ShoWest – the precursor to CinemaCon. Laura was director of operations for AFM until moving to the Miami Film Festival, expanding the event from a single screen to a city wide festival, and co-publishing Movie City News, an online industry news site now in its fourteenth year.


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