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1855Re: [Gene_Londons_Cartoon_Corners] Re: Gene London Cartoons and Stuff from 1959

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  • pabrucefan
    Mar 23 12:19 PM
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      There could be a regional VOD play and a DVD play as well here in the Philly area on a "best of" program and maybe one full show.BUT the clearances for anything that includes film clips, interviews, etc would be a monster to handle and most likely would not happen. I would need to review the footage to speak more clearly in this. As always though, I think it would be worth it.

      Hope this helps John.

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      On Mar 23, 2013, at 2:14 PM, "Adrian Hickman" <ahickman@...> wrote:

      I would think that, especially as we all grow older, the interest in full DVD’s would be light, especially since it would be regional. However, they could be offered as some sort of MOD (Manufacture On Demand) or even as a digital download series. That would make the raw materials cost very low and allow them to be offered at a better collectable price.

      The other concern might be, and my friend Joe would know better, is whether these shows have any copyrights, either to the entire broadcast or to people or music used on the show.

      Since the idea that anything this would ever be released in an ownable format was not even on the radar in the 60’s and 70’s, the contract to redistribute these shows are probably limited to broadcast and syndication.

      They might need changes and edits of underlying copyrights are involved. Best example that I can think of is WKRP IN CINCINNATI. That show used a ton of music, but the music was only licensed for the original broadcasts and a limited syndication window.

      That’s why when they released the first season on DVD, they had to substitute a good bit of the music with generic cover versions, killing a lot of the jokes.

      There is probably a way to release any material that exists, but it would have to be designed as a limited release with probably a higher price.  


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