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  • actingman@mindspring.com
    Someone sent this to me privately...from the website. If anyone has any thoughts for him, please write to him directly, and feel free to cc the list. ...
    Message 1 of 3 , Jan 2, 2005
      Someone sent this to me privately...from the website.

      If anyone has any thoughts for him, please write to him directly, and feel
      free to cc the list.



      >From: "Thierry Attard" <thierryattard@...>
      >To: <actingman@...>
      >Subject: SEARCH and his pilot movie in France
      >Date: Sat, 1 Jan 2005 22:19:25 +0100
      >X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2600.0000
      >X-ELNK-AV: 0
      >
      >
      >Dear Sir,
      >
      >
      >My name is Thierry Attard and I work for Objectif Cinéma, an important
      >French cinema website (285 000 visitors by month) and for its sister site
      >La Gazette du doublage, where I'm deputy chief editor and editor for
      >dubbing from Quebec.
      >
      >I remember quite well watching the pilot from SEARCH as a kid.
      >Unfortunately we didn't have the opportunity to see the rest. As a
      >specialist about TV-series I've often spoken about this show and the
      >reaction is always enthousiastic. So I'm asking myself if we could see
      >with Mr Hugh O'Brian or the co-owners of the international distribution
      >rights if we could find some way to manage a release on DVD in France.
      >
      >Of course there would be, among the mountain of problems to solve, the
      >facts to discover if the series was ever dubbed in French (I wonder if the
      >show could have been dubbed in Quebec, I'll ask). An other problem would
      >be to consider if the sound is suitable for DVD standards. Should the show
      >be dubbed or re-dubbed I would be happy and proud to act as a supervisor.
      >
      >As an humble journalist I cannot of course buy the rights of the show for
      >a DVD release but I know that the series would be deeply appreciated in
      >France. If the distributor is reluctant maybe a test with a release of the
      >pilot would convince the execs that there's a market. As a specialist of
      >the media industry and an economist I'm convinced that It would sell quite
      >well, as here old TV shows or animated series are hits on DVD sold in
      >newspaper shops.
      >
      > Not to mention the fact that it was a very, very good show.
      >
      >
      >By the way, allow me to wish you a happy new year.
      >
      >
      >Sincerely,
      >
      >
      >Thierry Attard (Objectif Cinéma)



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    • dghprobe3
      Hi: I enjoyed reading the post, and it sounds like a great idea. The PROBE pilot movie was shown in France back in the 1970 s (but not the series), and a link
      Message 2 of 3 , Jan 2, 2005
        Hi: I enjoyed reading the post, and it sounds like a great idea.
        The PROBE pilot movie was shown in France back in the 1970's (but not
        the series), and a link to a French fan site was reprinted on this
        list some time back.

        However, I think he would have better luck contacting Unicorn or
        Warner Home Video and see if he could somehow get the rights to
        distribute a French version of the PROBE pilot movie first. Then use
        that as a starting point toward the 23-episode series.

        Open question: Do rights generally differ regarding VHS as opposed
        to DVD? Since DVD came later, I would imagine there would be some
        differences. Or are VHS and DVD rights regarded as the same? Either
        way, I wish our friend in France much luck. :-)

        --Don
        ----------------------------

        --- In probe_control, actingman@m... wrote:
        > Someone sent this to me privately...from the website.
        >
        > If anyone has any thoughts for him, please write to him directly,
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      • Morningstar
        I would suggest a multi-pronged attack. Contacting Warner Home Video is the first contact. Then, some regional distributor, such as France TF1 and see if they
        Message 3 of 3 , Jan 4, 2005
          I would suggest a multi-pronged attack. Contacting Warner Home Video
          is the first contact. Then, some regional distributor, such as France
          TF1 and see if they would be interested. They worked with Carlton on
          "UFO" that was released in the United States through A&E.

          --- In probe_control@yahoogroups.com, actingman@m... wrote:
          > Someone sent this to me privately...from the website.
          >
          > If anyone has any thoughts for him, please write to him directly,
          and feel
          > free to cc the list.
          >
          >
          >
          > >From: "Thierry Attard" <thierryattard@y...>
          > >To: <actingman@m...>
          > >Subject: SEARCH and his pilot movie in France
          > >Date: Sat, 1 Jan 2005 22:19:25 +0100
          > >X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2600.0000
          > >X-ELNK-AV: 0
          > >
          > >
          > >Dear Sir,
          > >
          > >
          > >My name is Thierry Attard and I work for Objectif Cinéma, an important
          > >French cinema website (285 000 visitors by month) and for its
          sister site
          > >La Gazette du doublage, where I'm deputy chief editor and editor for
          > >dubbing from Quebec.
          > >
          > >I remember quite well watching the pilot from SEARCH as a kid.
          > >Unfortunately we didn't have the opportunity to see the rest. As a
          > >specialist about TV-series I've often spoken about this show and the
          > >reaction is always enthousiastic. So I'm asking myself if we could see
          > >with Mr Hugh O'Brian or the co-owners of the international
          distribution
          > >rights if we could find some way to manage a release on DVD in France.
          > >
          > >Of course there would be, among the mountain of problems to solve, the
          > >facts to discover if the series was ever dubbed in French (I wonder
          if the
          > >show could have been dubbed in Quebec, I'll ask). An other problem
          would
          > >be to consider if the sound is suitable for DVD standards. Should
          the show
          > >be dubbed or re-dubbed I would be happy and proud to act as a
          supervisor.
          > >
          > >As an humble journalist I cannot of course buy the rights of the
          show for
          > >a DVD release but I know that the series would be deeply
          appreciated in
          > >France. If the distributor is reluctant maybe a test with a release
          of the
          > >pilot would convince the execs that there's a market. As a
          specialist of
          > >the media industry and an economist I'm convinced that It would
          sell quite
          > >well, as here old TV shows or animated series are hits on DVD sold in
          > >newspaper shops.
          > >
          > > Not to mention the fact that it was a very, very good show.
          > >
          > >
          > >By the way, allow me to wish you a happy new year.
          > >
          > >
          > >Sincerely,
          > >
          > >
          > >Thierry Attard (Objectif Cinéma)
          >
          >
          >
          > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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