National Media Market (fwd)

Gary Handman (
Fri, 7 Mar 1997 10:47:50 -0800 (PST)

Forwarding this to you on behalf of the National Media Market

Gary Handman
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley, CA 94720-6000

Formerly the National Film & Video Market

Milwaukee, WI -- The National Film & Video Market has changed its name
to The National Media Market following board action during the 1996 Market
held in McLean, Virginia. "This better reflects the purpose and activities
of the Market which is to screen the finest in video and interactive
technology for the non-theatrical marketplace," said Market Director Sharon
Kayne Chaplock.
This year's Market will be held in Glenview, Illinois from October
23-25, 1997 at the Doubletree Suites, located 9 miles north of Chicago's
O'Hare Airport.
The National Media Market is the only international venue in the United
States where buyers of informational video and electronic media of special
interest to libraries and educational institutions can screen the newest and
best programming from 40 major producers and distributors. During the
four-day meeting, attendees view and make purchasing and preview decisions
from over 2,000 hours of programming during scheduled and on-demand viewings.
Preferred pricing and special discounts are part of distributor incentives
offered to attendees.
In a major enhancement to registration this year, attendees will receive
a coupon book with one $25.00 coupon from each distributor represented and
can then apply them toward purchases made as a result of the Market. In this
way, a large portion of the cost of attending the Market is returned in
product when coupons are redeemed from Market distributors.
Screenings will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 23rd and
continue through 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 26th. Workshops and field
trips are offered as part of the Market's professional development
To request a brochure and registration information, please contact the
National Media Market at P.O. Box 13096, Milwaukee, WI 53213 or visit the
Market web site at for up-to-date information.