Re: question from filmmaker/distributor

Stephen O'Riordan (
Thu, 18 Mar 1999 09:52:32 -0800 (PST)


In terms of budget cycle, August is better then April. For faculty, they
are gone in August so April would be better. For UCSD, our fall qtr begins
late Sept so Oct. would be a good time.


At 10:03 AM 3/17/99 -0800, you wrote:
>It's been very interesting reading your thoughts about how best to
>select videtapes for your libraries. Some of you may know from the
>videonews postings that I distribute three documentaries I made on
>homelessness, police accountability and involuntary psychiatric
>treatment. I'm trying not to cross that line of promoting my work.
>Here's my question.
>When is the best time to do a direct mailing to faculty at colleges and
>community colleges? If I send out a mailing in April would that be less
>effective than waiting until August? It's a very big expense for me,
>yet I gather from other distributors, and from your own words here, that
>educators still prefer to have a piece of paper in their hands.
>Also, what other suggestions do you have for effectively reaching you
>and others not on this list with my documentaries?
>Richard Cohen
Stephen O'Riordan
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