This came to me via a Judy Garland online discussion group: National Film Theatre, NFT1 Following a year of the National Film Theatre's Digital Futures programme, supported by the Digital Test Bed, which has included Casablanca, Singin' In The Rain, Brief Encounter and A Zed and Two Noughts, among others, the NFT will be hosting a seminar and public debate looking at the issues surrounding the digitisation of classic films. There will be speakers from various areas of the film industry concerned with digitisation, from archivists to distributors. The panel will include Rob Hummel, Technical Director of Warner Bros., who has just completed the digital restoration of Gone With The Wind, which will be screening for two weeks at the NFT during December. Rob has worked on several acclaimed digital restorations and has just started work on The Wizard of Oz - it is possible he may bring a clip of this work in progress. With the launch of the UK Film Council's Digital Screen Network, this is event is ideally timed and aims to help audiences understand the issues involved in the digitisation process and why it is happening. It will also be an ideal opportunity to compare various formats from 35mm through to HD cinema projection and to voice concerns and ideas directly to those involved in digitisation from restoration all the way through to exhibition. This event will be followed by a special screening of the new digital restoration of Gone With The Wind, which will be preceded by a presentation from Rob Hummel who will put this restoration into a historical context and explain how the project evolved.