Re: MTV special on ecstasy

David Ofiara (
Tue, 15 May 2001 09:37:06 -0700 (PDT)

Thank You Nell!!

I called the number you suggested, and they referred me to Michelle Gurney, MTV Department of Rights and Clearances. If you want to obtain MTV programming, the procedure is to fax Michelle at 518 846-8358, and use institutional letterhead explaining your use ,applications, and specifics of your request. Her phone number is 212 846 4822, but when you call there is a message repeating the fax instructions. Thanks again ever so much.

Dave Ofiara
Media Librarian
Community College

>>> Nell J Chenault <> 05/14/01 04:59PM >>>
MTV documentary staff were all just down at the DoubleTake festival. They are starting to really promote their special documentary section. The "Print Source Contact" address they gave was:
MTV Networks
1515 Broadway, 23rd floor
NY, NY 10036
212.846.8856, 212.846.1787 (fax)

Nell Chenault
Head, Media Resource Services
VCU Libraries
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA 23284-2033

David Ofiara wrote:

> On Nov. 30, 2000 MTV aired a special on the drug Ecstasy entitled "True Life: I'm on Ecstasy". I have a teacher who wants this program for classroom use. I've contacted a variety of numbers at MTV and left complete voice mail messages describing my inquiry and I have not received one response.
> Does anyone in videolib land know whether there is a distributor for MTV specials? Does anyone know of the correct MTV office or telephone number where I might obtain a copy of an MTV special? Has anyone ever had any experience of purchasing an MTV produced and aired title? Does MTV only produce for broadcasting purposes?
> If anyone can shed any light on MTV specials, I would be interested in knowing about it. Please post to the list.
> Dave Ofiara
> Media Librarian
> Adirondack Community College
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