Re: [Videolib] Moana

jrosner@kino.com
Fri, 14 Sep 2007 10:15:39 -0400

Well right answer wrong studio. As for the baseball, as it stands now
the Mets will be knocked out in the first round by AZ so they would not face
the Cubs.

Quoting Dennis Doros <milefilms@gmail.com>:

> Wow, I get to spend some time with Charles Burnett today, have five
> Milestone films playing in the city this weekend, AND I get to correct
> Jessica. Can the Mets beating the Cubs in the playoffs be far away?
> ;-)
>
> Like most of the exploration films of the 1920s, MOANA was actually a
> Paramount/Famous Players Lasky title as Jesse Lasky, an ex-goldminer
> in Alaska, had a fondness for the adventurer/explorer-filmmakers of
> the day.
>
> Flaherty's daughter Monica has a long-ago contract with Paramount
> where she would regain the rights once the film broke even. Back in
> 1992, Michael Schlesinger at Paramount struck a new 35mm print of the
> film for our Age of Exploration series that included Chang, Grass,
> Silent Enemy, Tabu, et cetera. That's when the legal department
> discovered that the film was only $2000 in the red and that the film
> by the end of the series would revert to the 70+ year old daughter who
> could use the income. So kind, loving studio that they were, they
> decided to access $80,000+ of accumulated "storage" fees on the film
> and told her so in a legal letter. The film is in copyright.
>
> HOWEVER, Monica Flaherty has the right to show her version of MOANA on
> 16mm with a soundtrack she recorded on the island. It's pretty good.
> If you want to show it in 16mm, contact me off-list and I'll dig up
> her phone number for you.
>
> --
> Best,
> Dennis Doros
> Milestone Film & Video
> PO Box 128
> Harrington Park, NJ 07640
> Phone: 201-767-3117
> email: milefilms@aol.com
> www.milestonefilms.com
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