Re: [Videolib] Foreign films licensing

R. Hertzler (rhertz@u.washington.edu)
Fri, 12 Sep 2003 13:22:46 -0700 (PDT)

Thanks a bundle, Jessica! I'll pass this info along.

Randy

On Fri, 12 Sep 2003, Jessica Rosner wrote:

> For Janus you can go to Cowboy try sarah@cowboypictures.com
> 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
> jrosner@kino.com
>
> > From: "R. Hertzler" <rhertz@u.washington.edu>
> > Reply-To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu
> > Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2003 11:15:05 -0700 (PDT)
> > To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu
> > 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
> >
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