Re: In Search of Lost Rights

Jessica Rosner (jrosner@kino.com)
Mon, 29 Oct 2001 08:28:18 -0800 (PST)

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Jessica Rosner
Kino International
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NY NY 10018
jrosner@kino.com

> From: John Holland <jholland@chipublib.org> > Reply-To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu > Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2001 08:07:11 -0800 (PST) > To: Multiple recipients of list <videolib@library.berkeley.edu> > Subject: In Search of Lost Rights > > I need to pick your collective brains regarding who the current rights > holders are to the following 16mm film prints. Unless indicated > otherwise, we leased these films many years ago from the Learning > Corporation of America, which appears to be defunct (or if not, I > haven't found an address or working phone number), and I need to contact > the new "owners": > Death Be Not Proud > Foreign Correspondent( You can contact Peter Langs at 818-763-7788) he reps the library that owns this > The Gentleman Bandit > Hallelujah, I'm a Bum > Hound of the Baskervilles - 1939, Basil Rathbone This is PD > I Heard The Owl Call My Name > Jack London - 1943 > The Ladykillers ( Canal Plus office in LA) > The Man in the White Suit ( As Above > Missles of October > A Night to Remember ( should be Swank but they probably don't know it. Tell them to check with MGM/UA re rights. Pretty sure it is a Rank. > Reach for the Sky ( Probably Canal Plus) > Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry > The Spanish Gardener > The Summer of My German Soldier > Tunes of Glory ( Janus Film now owned by Cowboy > Directed by John Ford (rec'd from Films Inc) > Man of Aran (rec'd from Films Inc) International Film Seminars in New York. Can't find their number but they are in the book > Don Quixote - Kozintsev (rec'd from Macmillan Films) > The Eleanor Roosevelt Story (Macmillan Films)( THis is now KINO, I will arrange for the print > Brighty of the Grand Canyon (Fleetwood Films) > Minnie the Moocher and Many Many More (First Run - they no longer have > this) > The Golden Fish (Columbia Pictures) Here are some other numbers, Cowboy 212-929-4200 ask for Jeff) Canal Plus 818-888-9155 Stuart Lessell. They own the ones as above but have no non-theatrical distribution in the US) > > I have already asked Swank, Criterion, and First Run, and none of them > list these titles. I have a 20+ year old notation from a long retired > librarian that Macmillan sold out to Films Inc, but the titles listed > above do not seem to have gone along with the other Films Inc titles to > Swank or Criterion; I have not called Cowboy to follow up on any of the > Films Inc titles that went to Kit Parker, as per Jessica's warnings, but > if anyone knows that they own these titles at this time I will. > Thanks in advance for any help you can offer! > > -- > John Holland > Librarian > Chicago Public Library > Media Express > (312) 747-4100 > >