Re: Current situation? "Color of Fear"

Gary Handman (ghandman@library.berkeley.edu)
Tue, 21 May 2002 08:41:49 -0700 (PDT)

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Hi.

I notice that NVR (National Video Resources--a group that I trust
implicitly) lists Color of Fear in their Viewing Race collection (see
http://www.viewingrace.org/browse_title.php?film_id=63&curr_letter=c).
The price of the work is, however, listed on the NVR web site at $460--a
price I consider usurous and totally unjustified for this particular video.
In any case, the address and contact info for Stir Fry Productions is
listed on the NVR site. Caveat Emptor.

>Gary,
>A few years ago, there was a discussion on this list about the "odd"
>business practices of Mun Wah Lee ("Color of Fear") and his Stir Fry
>Productions. The only message I saved from that thread was one from Gary
>Handman on 5/5/98, when he forwarded Wendy Cutler's boycott alert.
>
>At that time I felt safely immune from the situation, because no faculty
>members here were asking for that video. Well, now someone wants it, and
>I'm wondering whether there's any recent information about the situation
>between Mun Wah Lee and his cast members. Our faculty tends to be very
>socially conscious, so if there's still any controversy I believe they'd
>like to know about it. However, I certainly won't pass along 4-year-old
>information!
>
>If there's something new on the internet, could you please steer me toward
>it? Or just a brief comment from anyone in-the-know would be a big help.
>Thanks in advance.
>Marilyn Huntley
>
>
>
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>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

Gary Handman
Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
510-643-8566
ghandman@library.berkeley.edu

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Hi.

I notice that NVR (National Video Resources--a group that I trust implicitly) lists Color of Fear in their Viewing Race collection (see http://www.viewingrace.org/browse_title.php?film_id=63&curr_letter=c).    The price of the work is, however, listed on the NVR web site at $460--a price I consider usurous and totally unjustified for this particular video.
In any case, the address and contact info for Stir Fry Productions is listed on the NVR site.  Caveat Emptor.


Gary,
A few years ago, there was a discussion on this list about the "odd"
business practices of Mun Wah Lee ("Color of Fear") and his Stir Fry
Productions. The only message I saved from that thread was one from Gary
Handman on 5/5/98, when he forwarded Wendy Cutler's boycott alert.

At that time I felt safely immune from the situation, because no faculty
members here were asking for that video. Well, now someone wants it, and
I'm wondering whether there's any recent information about the situation
between Mun Wah Lee and his cast members. Our faculty tends to be very
socially conscious, so if there's still any controversy I believe they'd
like to know about it. However, I certainly won't pass along 4-year-old
information!

If there's something new on the internet, could you please steer me toward
it? Or just a brief comment from anyone in-the-know would be a big help.
Thanks in advance.
Marilyn Huntley



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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

Gary Handman
Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
510-643-8566
ghandman@library.berkeley.edu

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