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Q: Video Copyrights
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 13.  Thursday, 7 January 1993.
From:           Luc Borot <ELI16@FRMOP22.BitNet>
Date:           Thursday, 07 Jan 93 14:41
Subject:        Help for video copyright enquiries!
From: Luc Borot
Subject: Where to ask for copyright for video?
Dear fellow SHAKSPEReans,
I am sending a message in this bottle of ours about a problem my colleague
Patricia Dorval in Montpellier is encountering. One of her papers on the
semantics of representation was accepted by Theatre Research International.
She managed to digitize stills from videos of Shakespeare's plays, and must get
copyright to have the pictures included with the paper. The amount of time
spent on the video-scanner is enormous, as one may guess.
She discovered that the addresses given in the directory of producing companies
published in the recent book *Shakespeare on Video* are wrong: several letters
were returned to her undelivered. Now time is pressing and she must obtain a
speedy answer.
Could anyone on the screen help to find the real addresses of the following
      RCA/Columbia for Brookes' King Lear, Polanski's Macbeth and Branagh's H5.
      FCM for Mankewicz Julius Caesar and Welles's Macbeth.
      BBC television for their productions of King Lear and Macbeth in the BBC
        Shakespeare series.
Many thanks to those who will provide this information to this excellent young
researcher. Please DO NOT use the aforesaid book published by Cassell's about a
year ago: we dunnit and it's all WRONG (Pat even reports mistakes in the cast
lists and directors for many, many films). There may be a flaming outburst in
her review in n 43 of *Cahiers*.
Cheers, Luc

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