Barry Allen’s career spans 4 decades of work in broadcasting, film exhibition, television distribution, and film preservation. Barry retired from Paramount Pictures in 2010 after 24 years at the studio. For many years Barry served as Executive director of Film Preservation and Archival Resources at Paramount. But retirement did not stop Barry from continuing to search for films he’d not seen, and continue reading and researching widely on film studies and history.
In 2005 Barry was honored by Anthology Film Archives for his work in film preservation.
In retirement Barry continues to engage with friends and students, and anyone who’ll listen, on the issues of film preservation and restoration.