The Reel Thing is a three-day symposium addressing current thinking and practical examples of advanced progress in the field of preservation, restoration and media conservation. The upcoming Los Angeles edition August 24-26 will explore challenges facing the evolving ecosystem of film and digital archiving. The event takes place at the Academy’s Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood. In addition to discussions with industry leaders, premiere screenings of several restored films will take place. Created and co-founded by Grover Crisp, executive vice president of asset management for Sony Pictures, and Michael Friend, director of digital archives and asset management at Sony Pictures, The Reel Thing supports the programs and services of the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA). For more information, visit www.the-reel-thing.co.