UCLA Film & Television Archives is making 20 years of In The Life video archives available free of charge to students, researchers and the general pubic. Check back soon for details on how to access and use this footage in your production.
In the Life was television’s longest running LBGT news magazine, which is now an important part of the UCLA Film & Television Archives, featuring this 20-year collection of irreplaceable, historic and meaningful materials. Created and produced by John Scagliotti, In the Life first premiered in 1992 on the New York public television station WNYC-TV, a PBS affiliate, and thrived for 20 years as a trailblazer in LGBT representation and equal rights advocacy. The program reported on milestones in the media, such as Ellen DeGeneres’ coming out on television, provided a voice to LGBT artists and activists, and contributed invaluable insight on political developments. UCLA Film & Television Archive’s In the Life online resource will eventually include every show produced (more than 190 episodes), in addition to long-form interviews, unseen footage, essays, photos and other supplementary content.
UCLA Film & Television Archives not only has a long history of collecting and preserving television - specifically news and public affairs programming - but it also has a vigorous and long-standing commitment to preserving LGBT moving image media, most notably through the Outfest UCLA Legacy Project, which now has a collection of more than 35,000 film and television holdings in all production formats, from videotape and HD CAM, to 35mm, 16mm and 8mm.