Re: [Videolib] "Bowling for Columbine" public performance

Jessica Rosner (
Tue, 27 Apr 2004 16:54:45 -0400

It is VERY unlikely that Moore would even have the right to do this
as he does not personally own these rights. He would have had to clear
this with the films owner MGM/UA whose films are handled
by SWANK. It may seem ironic that a filmmaker does not have the right
but since he sold the film and its rights to MGM/UA that is the case
It is possible he made some arrangement but I would be very surprised.
Jessica Rosner
Kino International
333 W 39th St. 503
NY NY 10018

> From: "Nagle, Tiffany" <> > Reply-To: > Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2004 12:56:41 -0700 > To: "''" <> > Subject: [Videolib] "Bowling for Columbine" public performance > > > I have a group that has asked to rent our library's auditorium. On asking > what the event was, she replied that they were going to show "Bowling for > Columbine" at no charge to the public. I asked if she knew about getting the > public performance rights for the film, and she replied that Michael Moore > was allowing anyone to show this movie for free. > > Now, they plan on using their own copy of the film, not the library's, but > I'm still "iffy" about the legality of the performance rights. As far as I > can tell from our copy, the case shows the standard wording "Any public > strictly prohibited." Plus, I don't see anything mentioned > on the web site for the film. I would think that this information would be > provided somewhere if he really was advocating free showings. > > Has anyone heard about this situation for "Bowling for Columbine"? Thanks! > > Tiffany Nagle, MLS > Audiovisual Librarian > Beale Memorial Library/Kern County Library > ph (661) 868-0784 > fax (661) 868-0831 > > > _______________________________________________ > Videolib mailing list > >

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