DAM New York 2020

The Art and Practice of Managing Digital Media


Jenni Matz

Director, The Interviews

Television Academy Foundation

Jenni Matz is the Director of the Television Academy Foundations’ Interviews: An Oral History of Television. With her guidance the program launched its award-winning website, TelevisionAcademy.com/Interviews, which contains cross-referenced access to our 900+ long-format, oral history interviews with television pioneers from Betty White to Matthew Weiner. Jenni started working at the Foundation in 2008 as its first digital archivist, supervising the entire digitization project of over 3,500 hours of video, and working with colleagues in the archival and information technology fields to create a fully indexed, time-based content management system. Along with producing The Interviews and managing its online presence, Jenni works to enhance use and access of the Interviews, including licensing the footage to third parties.

Previously, Jenni was the manager and producer of the American Comedy Archives at Emerson College, a collection of in-depth interviews with comedians spearheaded by comedy legend Bill Dana. She worked for over 20 years in documentary television production as a producer, editor, and researcher, including work on the award-winning American Experience documentary Hoover Dam, a 16-part series on American Literature for Annenberg CPB, and as a Line Producer for Diane Sawyer. She is also an award-winning documentary filmmaker. She is Chair of the Moving Image Craft Documentation Alliance (MIC’D) comprised of colleagues from practioners of visual oral histories in LA including SAG, DGA, WGF, and the Motion Picture Academy.

Jenni has a J.D from Southwestern Law School and is an active member of the CA Bar, a Masters in Library and Information Sciences from Simmons College, and a B.A. in Philosophy from Bates College.

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