Re: [Videolib] Contact Info for Chimera Distro

Jessica Rosner (
Fri, 11 Apr 2003 17:32:21 -0400

I am told that US rights on this belong to the Vitagraph company
which is a division of the American Cinematheque in LA so you should get in
touch with them. Don't have number but I am sure you can find them with
an internet search. This is example of the complications of figuring out
who DOES own a film in the US
I just about freaked out yesterday when I was told that our new film
from Korea CHIHWASEON was having a PUBLIC screening at Portland State
University NEXT WEEK. I had JUST booked the film in for a run ON FILM
at a Venue in May. I called up a rather uniformed professor and got
the film cancelled ASAP. I still wonder a little how the prof was going
to get the video projection equipment to do the screening. I would
hope that the tech people would at least ASK what it was for
In this case I nipped in the bud but it could have been very, very ugly
You have to be very, very , very careful if you want to screen a movie
publicly ESPECIALLY a new foreign language film. Make sure that you
track down the LEGITIMATE owner of US rights which would almost never
be an overseas VIDEO company. If US rights have not been sold , you will
have to go to the ORIGINAL producer to determine if they or someone else
owns the film.
Jessica Rosner
Kino International
333 W 39th St. 503
NY NY 10018

> From: "Kimberly Stanton" <> > Reply-To: > Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2003 13:12:38 -0500 > To: <> > Subject: [Videolib] Contact Info for Chimera Distro > > > Hi > > I have been trying to find a contact phone number or email address for > a distribution company called CHIMERA. I've also seen them referred to > as CHIMERA ENTERTAINMENT. > > I've ended up running around in circles trying to find their info. They > just released a film called The Happiness of the Katakuris directed by > Takashi Miike on DVD about a month ago. I have been told they are a US > distributor. (I need to get in touch with them vs. Venture) > > If anyone has any information on their contact info I would really > appreciate it. > > Thanks > > Kim Stanton > Special Projects Supervisor > University of North Texas, Media Library > > _______________________________________________ > Videolib mailing list > >

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