DiMA Congratulates Greg Barnes on His Recent Appointment to the National Film Preservation Board

For Immediate Release


Date: August 11, 2017




(Washington, D.C.) – Chris Harrison, CEO of the Digital Media Association, issued the following statement in response to the recent appointment of Gregory Alan Barnes to serve on the National Film Preservation Board (“NFPB”) by the Librarian of Congress:




“DiMA congratulates Greg Barnes for his recent appointment to the prestigious National Film Preservation Board.  As a newly-minted board member, he joins such luminaries as Martin Scorsese, Alfre Woodard and John Bailey, who was recently elected to serve as the president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.




Over the course of the past decade, the role that online platforms play in the distribution of major motion pictures has considerably changed.  Now, in addition to serving as a primary outlet for the consumption of such content, online service providers are increasingly creating award winning films and related audio-visual programming.  Familiarity with such trends will help Greg as he works with fellow board members to carry out its primary mission of advising the Library of Congress on issues related to the survival, conservation and increased availability of America’s film heritage.




We would like to thank Dr. Carla Hayden for bestowing this tremendous honor upon Greg.  We would also like to express our sincerest appreciation for U.S. Representatives Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Darrell Issa (R-CA).  Without their unyielding commitment to the NFPB as well as the entertainment and technology industries, this appointment most likely would not have occurred.






About DiMA


The Digital Media Association (“DiMA”) is a trade association that represents the legal and policy interests of the nation’s leading online distributors of digital music, movies and books.  DiMA members are committed to developing new and innovative ways to provide consumers with increased access to legitimate online content, and DiMA helps its members accomplish this objective by representing the industry in a wide variety of legal, political and regulatory matters. www.digmedia.org