Re: [Videolib] Due diligence

Herownword@aol.com
Fri, 2 Jun 2006 10:37:07 EDT

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I've been out of town (in beautiful San Francisco!) for a week and just read
some of the posts on locating copyright holders. I would like to add the
perspective of a small independent producer. Her Own Words has had the same
telephone number, email address, physical address, and post office mailing
address since 1993 (and most of those addresses since it was founded in 1986).
Nevertheless, every few months we get a phone call from someone (frequently a
librarian) wanting to see if Her Own Words still exists. "But [insert name
of large national distributor/jobber here] said that you didn't exist any more
and there was no way to track you down or find any of your films" is the
inevitable next statement. Blessings on the librarians who take the time to
call and verify the (mis)information.

Jocelyn Riley
HerOwnWords.com
NontraditionalCareers.com

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Jocelyn Riley
HerOwnWords.com
NontraditionalCareers.com
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