[Fwd: Films, Inc.]

Rick Provine (provine@DEPAUW.EDU)
Mon, 16 Oct 2000 06:12:59 -0700 (PDT)

Please send replies directly to Susan Vega Garcia
<GARCIA@gwgate.lib.iastate.edu>

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Subject: Films, Inc.
Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2000 14:14:48 -0500
From: Susan Vega Garcia <GARCIA@gwgate.lib.iastate.edu>
To: provine@virginia.edu

Dear Video Round Table,

I'm a racial & ethnic studies bibliographer who occasionally collects
videos for my
library's research collections. I am wondering if anyone on the Round
Table might
be able to tell me what has happened with Films, Inc., a fairly large
film & video
distributor that used to be based in Chicago. I had been trying to
track down a
video they used to distribute, and the phone number a faculty member had
given me
(from her old files) no longer worked. Curious, I consulted Video
Source Book and
found out they're no longer listed at all in the Distributors index.
Are they defunct?
Does anyone know what has happened to their catalog (the materials they
used to
distribute)? Has it - or portions of it - been acquired by another
distributor?

Any information you can share would be appreciated. Thanks!

Susan A. Vega Garcia
Bibliographer, Racial & Ethnic Studies
152 Parks Library
Iowa State University
Ames IA 50011
e-mail: savega@iastate.edu