Re: [Videolib] Foreign films licensing

Jessica Rosner (
Fri, 12 Sep 2003 16:09:33 -0400

For Janus you can go to Cowboy try
Others are case by case. Kino, New Yorker, Milestone & Zeitgeist
have nice collections but no one does "blanket" license on these
just title by title.

If you have any SPECIFIC title you are trying to track down you can
run it by me. Keep in mind there are many Foreign films you would
NOT be able to license without a LOT of trouble and money such as
most of the ones put out by Anchor Bay since these rarely have a PPR
holder IN THE US and you would have to go DIRECTLY to owner in Europe
Unless you are DESPERATE for a specific film I would stick to the stuff
you can license here

Lastly much as I hate to admit it SWANK does have a number of foreign films
through Miramax and some of the other companies they license for but again
it is a title by title question

Jessica Rosner
Kino International
333 W 39th St. 503
NY NY 10018

> From: "R. Hertzler" <> > Reply-To: > Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2003 11:15:05 -0700 (PDT) > To: > Subject: [Videolib] Foreign films licensing > > Hello, libbers. I'm pasting a question from a library patron that I'm > hoping some of you can help with: > > Question: I work with a 501(c)(3) non-profit language school. We would > like to show foreign films for our students and the general public and > want to secure permission. Unfortunately, Motion Picture Licensing > Corporation and Movie Licensing USA/Swank, the entities that provide > licensing for this type of film showing do not cover foreign studios such > as Filmsonor, Janus, and Studio Canal, which own the rights to the films > we're interested in. Do you know where we might turn? I've tried the > studio websites, but they aren't much help. Thank you. > > > Thanks for any tips I can pass along to this person . . . > > Randy Hertzler > University of Washington Libraries > > _______________________________________________ > Videolib mailing list > >

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