Films Inc.

Ranny Levy (ranny@cqcm.org)
Mon, 16 Oct 2000 18:07:05 -0700 (PDT)

Gary,
Didn't part of Films Inc. collection go to Public Media and aren't
they still a player?
Ranny

Gary Handman wrote:
>
> 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
> ><GARCIA@gwgate.lib.iastate.edu>
> >
> >-------- Original Message --------
> >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
>
> Gary Handman
> Director
> Media Resources Center
> Moffitt Library
> UC Berkeley 94720-6000
> <http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC>http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC
>
> "Everything wants to become television"
> (Gregory Ulmer. Teletheory : Grammatology in the Age of Video)

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