CineMuseum LLC is a premier film production and distribution company, specializing in award winning digital restorations of classic Hollywood motion pictures. In addition to its various television and home video releases, CineMuseum is also the official successor and exclusive rights holder to the Educational Pictures sound short subject library (1929 – 1938). This collection includes hundreds of comedies featuring Buster Keaton, Harry Langdon, Lloyd Hamilton, Bob Hope, Bert Lahr, Edgar Kennedy, Ford Sterling, Glenn Tryon, Daphne Pollard, Andy Clyde, Harry Gribbon, Monty Collins, The Ritz Brothers, Moran and Mack, Imogene Coca, Bing Crosby, Lupino Lane, Danny Kaye, Billy Gilbert, Jackie Coogan, Irene Ryan, Johnny Hines, Milton Berle, Joan Davis, Louise Brooks, Shirley Temple, comedies produced by silent film pioneer Mack Sennett, comedies directed by Roscoe Arbuckle, as well as the historic
De Forest & Case Phonofilms, and more.
Brittany Valente is a veteran producer and president of CineMuseum, LLC. She is a 2005 graduate of the Specs Howard School of Media Arts, and has worked in multiple aspects of film and video production during her associations with Grace & Wild HD Studios and Function Post (as studio production manager for Ford Creative Network, NAIAS, Art Van Furniture, Six Flags Theme Parks, etc.) as well as her own independent works produced through various post houses in Detroit, Atlanta, and Los Angeles. Ms. Valente also collaborated with Laughsmith Entertainment, serving as associate producer for the home video releases of Stooges: The Men Behind the Mayhem, The Forgotten Films of Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle, and Industrial Strength Keaton. With the formation of CineMuseum, she has moved into the role of Executive Producer for numerous home video collections and other short film and television restorations, many airing regularly on Turner Classic Movies.
Paul E. Gierucki is an internationally celebrated producer, director, historian, and film preservationist. He is best known for his restorations of over 275 silent and early sound motion pictures, many of which have been airing regularly on Turner Classic Movies since 2005, and contributions to over 50 Hollywood related history books and magazines. His most noted works include the critically acclaimed home video collections The Forgotten Films of Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle, Industrial Strength Keaton, and The Mack Sennett Collection Volume One.
Mr. Gierucki also wrote, produced, and directed the 1995 prime time television documentary Stooges: The Men Behind The Mayhem, which aired as part of the A&E Network’s Biography series, receiving a Silver Telly Award for Excellence in Broadcasting. Gierucki has also made international headlines for recovering rare, lost, and previously unknown motion picture films, most notably Charlie Chaplin’s forgotten appearance as a Keystone Cop in the Mack Sennett Keystone comedy, A Thief Catcher (1913).
Kirk Miller is an award winning Producer, Editor, and Post Production Supervisor based in Southeast Michigan. He is a 1986 graduate of the Ferris State University Film and Television program, and has spent the last 30 years creating content for national ad campaigns, corporate branding, documentaries, film restoration, as well as independent feature film production. His company, Cine-Tik Creative, provides editorial, VFX, DI and audio services to agencies and independent productions across the United States.
Lisa E. Tatge is an Executive Producer and is responsible for helping to bring numerous restoration projects to television and home video. In addition to her efforts for current CineMuseum productions such as Blue Collar Buster, The Mack Sennett Collection Volume Two, The Arbuckle Anthology, Ms Tatge has also worked to bring SCORE: A Film Music Documentary to the screen, and has helped produce the upcoming documentary In Saturn’s Rings. She has been a film fan since childhood, but did not discover her love of silent films until 2000, when she found silent comedies. Since that time, she has developed a great desire to help preserve and restore our motion picture heritage in order to ensure that it is available for future generations to enjoy. In addition to her duties as Executive Producer, Ms. Tatge is also an aerospace software engineer – all of which keeps her quite busy.
David B. Pearson is a silent film historian, author, designer, and artist, working on many projects over the years with Paul Gierucki, KINO Video, and the International Buster Keaton Society. His writings have been published by Cambridge University, Variety, and quoted by many news organizations such as The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, the BBC, and La Paz (Brazil) on the topic of silent film. In 1996, He created “Arbucklemania,” the first official website devoted to silent comedian Roscoe Arbuckle — and it is still online today. Perhaps his greatest honor was being asked by Academy Award winning historian Kevin Brownlow to assist updating his book The Search for Buster Keaton, a supplement to the television documentary Buster Keaton: A Hard Act to Follow. Pearson lives in the middle of nowhere, a few miles from Picayune, Mississippi
The CineMuseum staff has over 75 years of combined production experience and has collaborated with some of the finest archives and companies in the entertainment industry:
Academy Film Archive
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
All Day Entertainment
Cinetca del Friuli
Comedy III Productions
Danish Film Institute
Film Preservation Associates
The Fort Lee Film Commission
The Library of Congress
The Museum of Modern Art
Turner Classic Movies
UCLA Film and Television Archive