Re: [Videolib] DVD Costs etc

Mark W. Kopp (iu8film@iu08.org)
Wed, 10 Sep 2003 10:13:00 -0400

That's the great thing about going to Station Square. You're right there
and won't need a car. It certainly sounds like a good time, though!

Mark
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At 11:24 AM 9/10/03 -0400, you wrote:

>I won't have a car but I set this up to have all of Friday & Saturday to
>enjoy the city. I was there 12 years ago. I will try to take up your
>suggestions
>
>Jessica
>--
>Jessica Rosner
>Kino International
>333 W 39th St. 503
>NY NY 10018
>jrosner@kino.com
>
> > From: "Mark W. Kopp" <iu8film@iu08.org>
> > Reply-To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu
> > Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2003 08:37:16 -0400
> > To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu
> > Subject: Re: [Videolib] DVD Costs etc
> >
> > Jessica,
> >
> > If you go to Pittsburgh, may I suggest for the absolute shear fun of it,
> > parking at Station Square, dining/partying at one of the finer Station
> > Square restaurants (or better yet, ride up the Incline Plane and eat at the
> > Rib place at the top), and taking one of the riverboats over to the
> > game. http://www.stationsquare.com/events_attractions.cfm?section=pirates
> >
> > http://www.stationsquare.com
> >
> > For an idea of what kinds of restaurants and bars:
> > http://www.stationsquare.com/dining_nightlife.cfm
> >
> > Us Pirate fans might not have much to cheer about, but we do know how to
> > party...and Station Square is such a fun place to party!!! Being a Steeler
> > fan is much easier, especially after putting Baltimore, and the
> > over-heralded Ray Lewis, in their place. Does Chicago still have a football
> > team??? ;-) I do remember seeing something in a history book about a
> > football dynasty there, but that must have been long ago..... I wonder if
> > my ESPN Video rep might have some archival footage on 16mm....
> >
> > Have fun,
> >
> > Mark
> > *****************************
> > At 12:48 PM 9/9/03 -0400, you wrote:
> >
> >> Right now the cost of DVD is largely prohibitive for smaller non fiction &
> >> educational titles but there are more complicated issues involving feature
> >> films which are not solved by cost alone though it is a major factor.
> >> For most non studio titles rights and materials are a major problem. Many
> >> old contracts did not provide for DVD and must be renegotiated, in the
> case
> >> of foreign films in particular this may not be feasible. Kino for instance
> >> took on the Interama library which initially had about 70 titles, mostly
> >> French. We DID NOT HAVE dvd rights on any of these films and in my
> view only
> >> the higher end titles like SOME of the Renoir's & Pagnol's will ever
> make it
> >> to DVD. Not only do you have to go back an get a new contract but you must
> >> obtain GOOD material as most of what was used for video masters is not
> >> acceptable for DVD. Kino is something of boutique company so we can often
> >> break even with as few as 1,000 copies but we can't really stay in
> business
> >> if that is what we sell on MOST titles. Packaging and promotion of a title
> >> for DVD may run as high as production. We have had to pass on a number of
> >> wonderful films because we simply could not AFFORD to put them out on DVD
> >> even IF they cost little or nothing for the initial rights ( which they
> >> usually do).
> >>
> >> As for Studio titles, this will remain similar to VHS in that they will
> >> not release more obscure titles on DVD because studios need to sell
> >> huge numbers to make it worth their while. They have backlogs of CRAP
> >> that will sell 10 times a lesser known classic and while they will
> >> put out some prestige titles don't hold your breath for anything that
> >> off beat or interesting.
> >>
> >> Jessica
> >> ( who is going to Pittsburgh AND Chicago on consecutive weekends to
> >> see the Cubs , not to mention at least 3 more trips for the POST SEASON)
> >> --
> >> Jessica Rosner
> >> Kino International
> >> 333 W 39th St. 503
> >> NY NY 10018
> >> jrosner@kino.com
> >>
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Mark W. Kopp
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Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8
Instructional Materials Services Department
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Duncansville, Pa 16635
(814) 695-1972 Phone
(814) 695-3018 Fax
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