Re: OP Video - Who has the rights?

Jean Hewlett (nbclsref@sonic.net)
Tue, 8 Jan 2002 12:55:56 -0800 (PST)

Thanks, Jessica!
Is it okay if I pass your answer on to the patron?
Jean

Jessica Rosner wrote:
>
> The film is owned by Fox and HAS NEVER BEEN RELEASED ON VIDEO
> You can write them if you want but it would be an utter waste of time
> Studios don't care and to certain degree this would be understandable on
> title like this. Fox owns literally THOUSANDS of films and they can't put
> them all out. For a company like Fox to put out this title they would most
> likely want to sell 10,000 or more copies which would be virtually
> IMPOSSIBLE with a film like this. Fox owns MANY more important films that
> they have never released including ALL of their silent films ( Sunrise, The
> Iron Horse etc) Lots of John Ford films of the thirties and most tragically
> of all Visconti's THE LEOPARD. The video you saw for sale was an illegal
> bootleg ( which of course Fox could care less about stopping). On the plus
> side this film used to run A LOT on AMC and will most likely turn up on
> Fox's own movie channel. Your patrons best shot is to keep an eye for it on
> a cable TV broadcast ( there is a web site that lists ALL movies being
> broadcast in a given month but I forgot the address . I am sure someone on
> the list must know it
>
> Jessica
> --
> Jessica Rosner
> Kino International
> 333 W 39th St. 503
> NY NY 10018
> jrosner@kino.com
>
> > From: Jean Hewlett <nbclsref@sonic.net>
> > Reply-To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu
> > Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2002 11:32:44 -0800 (PST)
> > To: Multiple recipients of list <videolib@library.berkeley.edu>
> > Subject: OP Video - Who has the rights?
> >
> > One of our member libraries has a patron who really wants a video of the
> > 1946 film Sentimental Journey starring Maureen O'Hara and John Payne.
> >
> > So far as I can determine, this is OP. I could not find any records for
> > it in OCLC, so I suspect it's never been released for home video. There
> > are no used copies available on ebay. One web company is offering a
> > version in "plain packaging" (taped off the tv?) but everyplace else I
> > checked said it's not available.
> >
> > The patron would like to write a letter to whomever holds the rights to
> > this film and request that it be released on video. How can I find out
> > where she should write?
> >
> > Thanks for any help,
> > Jean Hewlett
> > North Bay Cooperative Library System, Santa Rosa CA
> > nbclsref@sonic.net