Dino Everett
Hugh M. Hefner Archivist

With a professional background covering all forms of media and archiving, Dino Everett is the new archivist of the Hugh M. Hefner Moving Image Archive. Beginning with 35mm carbon arc projectors to earning a masters’ in Moving Image Archive Studies, Dino has spent his life involved in the moving image field. He comes to USC from UCLA Film & Television Archive where he worked for eight years in various departments including the Stanford Theatre Film Lab. Dino possesses both hands on technical preservation experience, as well as archivally specific optimization skills to best control, preserve and promote the extensive media held here at USC.

Since earning his BA in Critical Studies from USC in 2005, Dino has published and presented articles both in the moving image field and film history, and actively supports the safe use of archival material for public exhibition. His personal research interests include silent cinema, early moving image technology, and the unique positioning of the punk rock subculture within the overall temporality of media history.



Amanda Smith
Cinematic Arts Cataloger

As the Cinematic Arts Cataloger at the Hugh M. Hefner Moving Image Archive, Amanda logs and makes accessible all incoming materials that will be added to the archives collection. In addition, she ensures the copyright clearance of USC productions prior to any public screenings or media distribution. With expertise in reference support, she also researches queries and provides requested information regarding the archive’s collection.