UC Law SF Communications and Entertainment Journal


Dan Renberg


This Article examines the legal and legislative history of the National Film Preservation Act of 1988, the first federal legislation dealing with the controversial issue of film colorization. It analyzes the arguments advanced by some members of the motion picture industry in favor of banning all colorization performed without the author's consent. The Article concludes with a forecast of how the 101st Congress will handle further requests for legislation that would protect the integrity of black-and-white films and their creators.