Re: Public Performance Rights

Kino International Corporation (kinoint@infohouse.com)
Tue, 23 Mar 1999 10:53:41 -0800 (PST)

Ok my last unspellchecked word on this. I can only comment of FEATURE
films. I know nothing about the world of educational, arts or children's
videos of the non feature variety. However as a distributor I can tell you
that WE COULD NOT even if we wanted to, assign PPR rights to be sold
through another company. We MUST have record of anyone who bought a PPR
copy so we can tell who in fact who has rights. Also we can determine what
kind of rights are included such as closed circuit, off site programming
etc. Our rights holders would freak if we just allowed their films to be
sold for public screening without knowing who it was, what rights they had
or frankly without getting a nice piece of change for these rights.
So in the area of FEATURE films I would be very careful on PPR rights.

Jessica