Re: OP Video - Who has the rights?

Jessica Rosner (jrosner@kino.com)
Tue, 8 Jan 2002 13:10:58 -0800 (PST)

be my guest. FYI there is bad TV remake too
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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 12:47:47 -0800 (PST) > To: Multiple recipients of list <videolib@library.berkeley.edu> > Subject: Re: OP Video - Who has the rights? > > 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