Re: Films Inc.

Gary Handman (ghandman@library.berkeley.edu)
Tue, 17 Oct 2000 08:24:26 -0700 (PDT)

I may be wrong, but I think Public Media Inc carries mostly feature films
and theatrically-released stuff. The majority of the old Films Inc.
catalog has with some exceptions (Vietnam: A Television History, for eg)
gone into the black videographic hole (I'd be thrilled to be proven wrong).

At 06:07 PM 10/16/2000 -0700, you wrote:
>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
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> >
> > "Everything wants to become television"
> > (Gregory Ulmer. Teletheory : Grammatology in the Age of Video)
>
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Gary Handman
Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley 94720-6000
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"Everything wants to become television"
(Gregory Ulmer. Teletheory : Grammatology in the Age of Video)