Re: [Fwd: Films, Inc.]

Gary Handman (
Mon, 16 Oct 2000 09:09:44 -0700 (PDT)

Films Inc died a lamentable death a number of years back. To my knowledge,
the majority of their non-theatrical titles dropped off the end of the
earth at that time. Really, really, sad! They had a great list. It's
vaguely possible that some of those titles are still available as rentals
from University Media Centers (Penn State, you out there???)

gary handman

At 06:12 AM 10/16/2000 -0700, you wrote:
>Please send replies directly to Susan Vega Garcia
>-------- Original Message --------
>Subject: Films, Inc.
>Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2000 14:14:48 -0500
>From: Susan Vega Garcia <>
>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
>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

Gary Handman
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley 94720-6000

"Everything wants to become television"
(Gregory Ulmer. Teletheory : Grammatology in the Age of Video)