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Hollywood Honors Iron Mountain for Preservation of the Arts
Mar 27, 2008 (08:03 AM EDT)


BOSTON and HOLLYWOOD, Calif., March 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Iron Mountain Incorporated , the global leader in information protection and storage services, announced today that the Hollywood Arts Council will recognize the Company for its work over the last 50 years to preserve motion pictures, song recordings, TV shows and other priceless cultural artifacts. The Council will bestow its Charlie Award for "Preservation Arts" to members of Iron Mountain's Film & Sound Services at this Saturday night's 30th Anniversary Gala and Annual Awards Presentation to be held at the Jim Henson Company Studios (the historic Charlie Chaplin Studio) in Hollywood, Calif.

For 22 years, the Hollywood Arts Council Awards have honored individuals and organizations for their significant contributions to Hollywood and its arts community. Dubbed the "Charlies," the awards recognize achievement across several artistic categories, including public art, cinema, entertainment, fashion and theater. This year's winners, which were chosen by the Council's board of trustees, include the likes of the Hollywood Wax Museum and American fashion icon Bob Mackie, who is best known for his imaginative costumes for Cher and The Carol Burnett Show.

"Iron Mountain is honored to be recognized by the Hollywood Arts Council," said Jeff Anthony, vice president of Film & Sound Services, Iron Mountain. "For us, preserving irreplaceable film and sound masters means more than just providing secure storage; it's about preserving our culture and our history for future generations to appreciate. It's a responsibility our team works hard to uphold, and we love doing it."

"Iron Mountain's track record of protecting priceless entertainment treasures and cultural artifacts is very much in keeping with our Council's mission to promote the arts and ensure their continued prominence," said Nyla Arslanian, president of the Hollywood Arts Council. "We're pleased to honor the Company with our Charlie Award for art preservation, and we thank Iron Mountain for its continued efforts to support the arts and protect our history."

Iron Mountain manages more than 15 million film and sound elements for more than 1,500 customers, including major motion picture studios, television production companies, recording studios and advertising agencies. The Company protects these assets in storage facilities located in major entertainment markets, as well as in high-security, state-of-the-art underground facilities. Iron Mountain adheres to stringent archival standards and stays current with industry trends and emerging technologies through active participation in major associations.

Even as the preservation and storage of entertainment assets evolves from analog to digital formats, Iron Mountain continues to lead the industry in preserving both types of entertainment elements. Iron Mountain recently acquired Xepa Digital, LLP, a leader in the conversion of analog and outmoded digital audio and video tapes to high-resolution digital file formats for archiving and distribution, which furthered its footprint in the film and sound industry. For more information, please visit: http://www.ironmountain.com/filmsound/ .

About Hollywood Arts Council

Since its founding in 1978, the Hollywood Arts Council, a 501 (c) 3 non- profit, has evolved into an action-oriented organization working to benefit the Hollywood community through the arts. Linked to the Council's purpose to promote, nurture and support the arts is the belief that the arts revitalize people as well as communities. Project SOAR (Students Overcoming All Risks), the Council's after-school art program, conducts workshops in eight Hollywood area elementary schools, serving over 2,000 students each year. The Council also sponsors the annual Children's Festival of the Arts at Paramount Pictures, and it promotes the arts through a daily arts calendar published in Discover Hollywood magazine and on its Web site www.hollywoodartscouncil.org .

About Iron Mountain

Iron Mountain Incorporated www.ironmountain.com helps organizations around the world reduce the costs and risks associated with information protection and storage. The Company offers comprehensive records management and data protection solutions, along with the expertise and experience to address complex information challenges such as rising storage costs, litigation, regulatory compliance and disaster recovery. Founded in 1951, Iron Mountain is a trusted partner to more than 100,000 corporate clients throughout North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific. For more information, visit the Company's Web site at .

Contact: Dan O'Neill, Iron Mountain Kristen Georgian, Weber Shandwick

(617) 535-2966 (617) 520-7042 dan.oneill@ironmountain.com

CONTACT: Dan O'Neill of Iron Mountain, +1-617-535-2966, dan.oneill@ironmountain.com; or Kristen Georgian of Weber Shandwick,+1-617-520-7042, for Iron Mountain

Web site: http://www.ironmountain.com/ http://www.hollywoodartscouncil.org/