Re: PPR for Fox movies

Jessica Rosner (jrosner@kino.com)
Fri, 21 Feb 2003 09:39:40 -0800 (PST)

Kind of a confusing question. Why should PPR be an immediate situation?
You should ALWAYS clear a film before scheduling for a public show. No need
for documentation, Criterion IS the proper company to obtain rights from.
The vast majority of feature films are not that hard to track rights on
and if you can't find the rights holder DO NOT SHOW THE MOVIE. There are
for instance situations say the Chaplin films were YOU Can't SHOW them ,they
DO not want them shown. Other cases , mainly foreign and independent films
were it is very difficult and I suspect expensive to track and obtain rights
There is no grey area when it comes to a public screening , either you get
rights from the proper party or you don't show it publically.

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Jessica Rosner
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> From: "Robert Mink" <rmm430@hotmail.com> > Reply-To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu > Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2003 09:13:17 -0800 (PST) > To: Multiple recipients of list <videolib@library.berkeley.edu> > Subject: Re: PPR for Fox movies > > Even though I do not have any idea how to contact Fox, I was wondering what > the consequences would be if a PPR were a immediate situation and not > obtainable until after use. If necessary effort to obtain PPR were made > (documented, of course) and Swank (for example) is the only contact for Fox, > could'nt the PPR be purchased after the screening, as soon as it were > possible to contact the license vendor? > > Robert Mink > > > > > > > From: Anne Bulin <anne@barringtonlibrary.org> > Reply-To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu > To: Multiple recipients of list <videolib@library.berkeley.edu> > Subject: PPR for Fox movies > Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2003 06:33:40 -0800 (PST) > > Anyone have a suggestion for getting PPR for 20th Century Fox films > (specifically X-Men in this case). None of our licenses cover Fox (Swank > seems particularly unwilling to even discuss Fox), and my attempts to > contact them directly have failed miserably. I've sent emails and regular > request letters and they just seem to go into some big void and I never get > a response (and no, I don't allow the films to be shown in that case). > > Is there a better contact for Fox, maybe one I'm not aware of? > > Thanks, > Anne > > ---------------- > Anne Bulin, Technology and A/V Coordinator > Barrington Public Library > http://www.barringtonlibrary.org > anne@barringtonlibrary.org > 401-247-1920 x316 > Fax: 401-247-3763 > > > > _________________________________________________________________ > Add photos to your messages with MSN 8. Get 2 months FREE*. > http://join.msn.com/?page=features/featuredemail >