Re: question from filmmaker/distributor

Richard Cohen (rbc24@earthlink.net)
Mon, 22 Mar 1999 20:50:37 -0800 (PST)

Sounds like the answer, thanks Stephen.
Richard
http://www.richardcohenfilms.com

Stephen O'Riordan wrote:

> Richard,
>
> 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.
>
> Stephen
>
> 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
> >http://www.richardcohenfilms.com
> >(310)395-3549 rbc24@earthlink.net
> >
> Stephen O'Riordan
> Film & Video Library
> University of California at San Diego
> 9500 Gilman dr.
> La Jolla, CA 92093-0175
> ph: (619) 534-7981
> fax: (619) 534-0189
> e-mail: soriordan@ucsd.edu
> FVL website: < http://orpheus.ucsd.edu/fvl/FVLPAGE.HTM >