Our Staff

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Our Front Desk

You will be greeted with a smile at the Columbus Moving Picture Show. Our staff works hard to make sure you have the information you need to enjoy the show.

Kaitlyn Cloe, Sonia Haynes, Mark Turner, & Crysta and Jake Wolfe

Our Projectionists

Our projectionists run films exclusively in 16mm. They are experienced technicians ready to tackle any problems that come about during a screening to keep your viewing experience pleasant.

Bob projected films at Cinefest. Geoff's friendly face can be found at Monsterbash. 

Lance Carwile, Bob Hodge & Geoff Curtis
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Our Pianists

Each of our silent film selections is accompanied by live piano accompaniment. Our accomplished musicians use improvisational skills to gauge the mood of a scene and play appropriately. Their work can be found on numerous DVD and Blu-ray releases.

Dr. Philip Carli began accompanying silent films at age 13. He earned his doctorate at the Eastman School of Music and works as staff accompanist at the George Eastman House.

David Drazin earned a Bachelors Degree in Music at Ohio State in 1978. He worked for the Ballet Metropolitan while performing in the Seeds of Fulfillment band in Columbus. When it disbanded in 1982, David moved to Chicago where he worked at the School of Art Institute Film Center and the Gene Siskel Film Center. 

Dr. Philip Carli & David Drazin

Our Podcast Producer

Caroline has moderated on-stage interviews with Scott Eyman, Leonard Maltin and Alan Rode at Cinevent. She has developed programing for the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, the Humphrey Bogart Film Festival and the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. She is the Membership Campaign Producer for Ideastream Public Media in Cleveland.

Caroline Breder-Watts
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Our Bloggers

Adam and Rodney have been longtime Cinevent attendees and film enthusiasts. Both can thread a 16mm projector, list their favorite bit actors, and opine at length about the relative merits of the Poverty Row studios.

Adam Williams & Rodney Bowcock

Keeping the Hobby Alive

Samantha Glasser is a Columbus native and has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the Ohio State University with a minor in film studies. She began attending Cinevent in 2007 and began working with the staff following Steve Haynes’ death in 2015. Her role grew steadily over the years to give her enough experience to run her own convention. She became interested in vintage movies in her teen years when she began researching the behind-the-scenes information about the Our Gang films. Some of her favorite actors include Mary Pickford, Van Johnson, Dick Powell, and Betty Hutton. You may know her by her internet nickname Maliejandra.

Samantha Glasser