Ross Melnick, Co-Founder
Ross Melnick is a media historian with a Ph.D. in Cinema and Media Studies from UCLA. After working for Miramax, MGM, DreamWorks, and Sony Pictures in marketing and distribution, he was Curator of the Collection at Museum of the Moving Image and Historian for Loews Cineplex Entertainment. His published works include Roxy: Silent Film Exhibition and the Birth of Media Convergence (Columbia University Press, forthcoming 2012); Cinema Treasures (MBI, 2004); and articles in Film History and The Moving Image.
Ken Roe, Theater Editor
Ken is a founding member of the Cinema Theatre Association and has organized over 80 visits for the association which has now almost 1,500 members world-wide. He was also made a 'Life Member' of CTA in April 2003. Ken has a vast library of cinema books from all over the world and when he travels he seeks out movie theaters to photograph and document them.
Michael Zoldessy, Blog Editor
Michael is heavily involved with organizations such as the Los Angeles Conservancy that raise awareness for endangered theaters around the city. As Chair of their Historic Theatres Committee, he plans events, oversees projects, and takes an active role as a voice for the preservation of cinemas in Los Angeles.
A third-generation cinema operator, Andreas Fuchs works with exhibitors worldwide. He provides editorial services to trade publications Film Journal International and Film Echo. His articles have appeared in The Hollywood Reporter, Auditoria, and Cinema magazines, among others. Andreas has a Master of Arts in Cinema Studies from New York University and completed his Film Studies at Centre Odeon in Paris.