File puptcrit/puptcrit.0707, message 86


Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2007 15:35:35 -0400
To: <puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org>
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] "The Art of Ventriloquism"


You may make more money charging per copy of the DVD like the music
industry does. 
 That's my 2 cents.
  Les

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Sent: Friday, July 06, 2007 3:42 PM
To: puptcrit
Subject: [Puptcrit] "The Art of Ventriloquism"

In 1979, I produced a single half-hour TV show for my senior project in
Communications at NYU.  It was called "The Art of Ventriloquism" and I
hosted.  I interviewed Stan Burns and Dan Ritchard, two working
ventriloquists, and George Schindler, a working magician who was also a
magic dealer.

The show was shown on WNYC-TV, Channel 31 in New York; it was later
shown on WNET-TV, Channel 13.  I believe it was shown twice on each
station in 1979.

Anyway, a vent dealer wants to know how much the rights to this show are
so that he can sell DVD copies of it.

The master at WNYC-TV is long destroyed (a la Paul Winchell lawsuit) so
I don't even possess a copy of it.

What should I charge this dealer, who does have a copy of it?

Dai
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