Re: Film sources "Fitzcarraldo" & "Lessons in Darkness"

Jessica Rosner (jrosner@kino.com)
Wed, 6 Feb 2002 08:16:09 -0800 (PST)

I am pretty sure she does want PPR because she ALMOST always does and
neither Fitzcarraldo nor the Circle are difficult to find without PPR.
I will await Marilyn's answer but I did assume she wanted PRR. I certainly
did not mean to imply you needed PPR for regular classroom use
-- 
Jessica Rosner
Kino International
333 W 39th St. 503
NY NY 10018
jrosner@kino.com

> From: "Kristine R. Brancolini" <brancoli@indiana.edu> > Reply-To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu > Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2002 07:16:25 -0800 (PST) > To: Multiple recipients of list <videolib@library.berkeley.edu> > Subject: Re: Film sources "Fitzcarraldo" & "Lessons in Darkness" > > Just so we don't the usual misunderstanding regarding the need for public > performance rights, I want to clarify that Marilyn doesn't say why she is > seeking them. Jessica mentions classroom use in her message, but teachers > in the U.S. don't need public performance rights to show videorecordings > in the classroom. I double-checked Marilyn's message and she's not in > Canada. I'm assuming that she was seeking the rights for something other > than classroom use, like an actual public showing. -- Kris > > On Wed, 6 Feb 2002, Jessica Rosner wrote: > >> Peter >> Marilyn has a copy of the film ( put out by Anchor Bay) but she needs Public >> Performance Rights as with MANY foreign films, those rights are NOT >> currently available in the US. When companies like Anchor Bay buy video/dvd >> rights they usually do not get PPR because they are not distributing the >> film either theatrically or non- theatrically. In such cases your only hope >> is to track down the rights holders to seek their permission. This is at >> BEST a long and difficult process. Alas Goethe houses don't have such >> rights. Their collections are intended for straight classroom use. >> >> These above difficulties are why I believe PPR is MUCH MORE TROUBLE than it >> is worth in terms of a CLASS. It could take a LOT OF MONEY AND TIME to clear >> an entire syllabus and many films like say many of those by Chaplin, >> Wenders, Fassbinder would currently be totally unlicensable . PPR is useful >> for Public Programming of different kinds but virtually impossible to get >> for an entire class. >> -- >> Jessica Rosner >> Kino International >> 333 W 39th St. 503 >> NY NY 10018 >> jrosner@kino.com >> >>> From: delin@zlb.de (Delin, Peter) >>> Reply-To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu >>> Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2002 04:59:49 -0800 (PST) >>> To: Multiple recipients of list <videolib@library.berkeley.edu> >>> Subject: Re: Film sources "Fitzcarraldo" & "Lessons in Darkness" >>> >>> Dear Marilyn, >>> >>> the Division Educational Media and Film >>> http://www.inter-nationes.de/d/film-e.html of INTER NATIONES in >>> Bonn/Germany has told me today that all german films formerly >>> distributed by WEST GLEN go to the GOETHE INSTITUTE in New York (as >>> Jessica has already stated in this list some weeks ago). But they have >>> no evidence if FITZCARRALDO is included in this collection. If not, the >>> copy can be ordered from Bonn/Germany by the GOETHE INSTITUTE New York. >>> INTER NATIONES Bonn will furnish it to New York. Please contact GI New >>> York. Here is their website: http://www.goethe.de/uk/ney/enindex.htm >>> >>> >>> with kind regards >>> Peter Delin/Videolektorat >>> Zentral- und Landesbibliothek Berlin >>> http://www.zlb.de/index.html >>> >>> "Delin, Peter" schrieb: >>>> >>>> Dear Marilyn, >>>> >>>> INTER NATIONES http://www.inter-nationes.de/d/film-e.html , the film and >>>> video provider for all german GOETHE INSTITUTES, has the first title in >>>> 16 mm. Try to contact one of the GOETHE INSTITUTES in the US. >>>> >>>> http://www3.inter-nationes.de/in/?MIval=fzfass_e.html&in_nr=1416 >>>> >>>> But I have no information if the GOETHE INSTITUTES in the US really >>>> provide this copy for rental!! >>>> >>>> With kind regards >>>> Peter Delin/Videolektorat >>>> Zentral- und Landesbibliothek Berlin >>>> http://www.zlb.de/index.html >>>> >>>> Marilyn Huntley schrieb: >>>>> >>>>> Does anyone know if there's a U.S. distributor with public performance >>>>> rights for these 2 Werner Herzog films? I'm hoping to find a 16mm rental, >>>>> or else just purchase a license for showing our library's own DVDs: >>>>> >>>>> Fitzcarraldo (1982) >>>>> >>>>> Lessons in Darkness, originally called Lektionen in Finsternis (1992) >>>>> >>>>> Thanks in advance for any information you can give me. >>>>> Marilyn Huntley >>>>> >>>>> ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ >>>>> Marilyn B. Huntley, Audiovisual Assistant >>>>> Audiovisual Classroom Services >>>>> 408 Christian A. Johnson Hall >>>>> Hamilton College, 198 College Hill Rd., Clinton, NY 13323 >>>>> Phone 315-859-4120; Fax 315-859-4687 >>>>> e-mail mhuntley@hamilton.edu >> >> >> > > Kristine R. Brancolini, Director, Digital Library Program > Main Library E170, 1320 E. Tenth Street > Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 > Phone: 812.855.3710 | Fax: 812.856.2062 | Web: www.dlib.indiana.edu >