Statewide Media Resource Coordinator
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
From: Gary Handman [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, October 17, 2000 11:24 AM
To: Multiple recipients of list
Subject: Re: Films Inc.
I may be wrong, but I think Public Media Inc carries mostly feature
and theatrically-released stuff. The majority of the old Films Inc.
catalog has with some exceptions (Vietnam: A Television History,
gone into the black videographic hole (I'd be thrilled to be proven
At 06:07 PM 10/16/2000 -0700, you wrote:
>Didn't part of Films Inc. collection go to Public Media and aren't
>they still a player?
>Gary Handman wrote:
> > Films Inc died a lamentable death a number of years back. To my
> > the majority of their non-theatrical titles dropped off the end
> > earth at that time. Really, really, sad! They had a great
> > vaguely possible that some of those titles are still available
> > 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: email@example.com
> > >
> > >Dear Video Round Table,
> > >
> > >I'm a racial & ethnic studies bibliographer who occasionally
> > >videos for my
> > >library's research collections. I am wondering if anyone on
> > >Table might
> > >be able to tell me what has happened with Films, Inc., a fairly
> > >film & video
> > >distributor that used to be based in Chicago. I had been
> > >track down a
> > >video they used to distribute, and the phone number a faculty
> > >given me
> > >(from her old files) no longer worked. Curious, I consulted
> > >Source Book and
> > >found out they're no longer listed at all in the Distributors
> > >Are they defunct?
> > >Does anyone know what has happened to their catalog (the
> > >used to
> > >distribute)? Has it - or portions of it - been acquired by
> > >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: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Gary Handman
> > Director
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> > Moffitt Library
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