From: Nicolas Rey (email suppressed)
Date: Sat Feb 24 2007 - 05:38:57 PST
Just to mention all the attached documents that can't be sent on the
list will be on line monday on Light Cone's web site.
Le 24 févr. 07 à 13:34, Christophe Bichon a écrit :
> Dear members of Frameworks,
> first hello to all the members of this mailing list. This is my
> first post
> on this forum.
> I would like to inform you about the actual situation of Light
> Cone. The
> french cooperative is really passing through a hughe identical and
> economical crisis.
> I just received the english translation of the letter to the
> and to the audience, of the international petition.
> All the instructions to support Light Cone are explained.
> Please, sign and circulate the international petition and write us
> a letter
> of support.
> Best regards
> Christophe Bichon
> Light Cone
> 12, rue des Vignoles
> 75 020 Paris
> Tel : 01 46 59 01 53 // 00 33 146 590 153
> Fax : 01 46 59 03 12 // 00 33 146 590 312
> URL : http://www.lightcone.org
> Light Cone
> email suppressed
> To Light Cone's programmers and services users
> To the public of experimental film screenings
> This year Light Cone will celebrate its 25 years of distribution of
> experimental cinema, artist's films and media work. Its international
> standing and the richness of its collection make it on of Europe's
> important distributor of this type of work. Today, however, this
> is under threat, due to diminution of public funding and the end of
> subsidised employment schemes. Today, the survival of the
> organisation is
> at stake.
> A series of measures have already been taken by the Administrative
> Committee, the filmmakers and the rights holders during an exceptional
> general meeting that took place on the 3rd of February 2007. To
> ensure the
> continuation of Light Cones activities and create a new base for our
> activities the following measures were decided:
> - to lower the royalty percentage to 50% for both parties instead
> of 70%
> going to the rights holder. This percentage change took effect from
> the 1st
> of January 2007.
> - to reduce the number of staff from 5 to 3 person.
> - to move as soon as possible, before January 2008, to a new less
> location in Paris or its near suburbs.
> - to ask the filmmakers to donate all or a part of their royalties
> due to
> support LC.
> - following the resignation of the three members of the Board of
> the new Administrative Committee immediately elected a new Board :
> McKane, president, Gisèle Rapp-Meichler, secretary and Emmanuel
> We need the support of those of you who think that Light Cone as a
> circulating film library is an important resource, with its wide
> range of
> historical or contemporary works.
> It is for this reason that we ask to help and support us, to
> continue this
> work, by the following actions that we will collate and use to add
> to our demands to our present and future financiers. (see attached
> * sign and circulate the international petition, in your name, that
> of your
> structure, group or institution (see attached document
> It can be done directly on line at http://www.lightcone.org/
> petition or by
> post to Light Cone, 12, rue des Vignoles, 75020 Paris, France.
> * write us a letter of support by e-mail at email suppressed
> or by
> post, underlining the importance of Light Cone as a partner or
> center for your work as a programmer or as a member of the public.
> We need
> support from the film and arts communities, in the form of letters or
> e-mails to enable us to added weight to our negotiations with our
> and future funding bodies. (see attached document Lettersupport.pdf)
> * if you are able to make a donation to the association, you can
> send a
> cheque or a bank transfer to :
> Light Cone, Société Générale, Agence F (SG Paris Charonne)
> code banque 30003 compte chèque bancaire N° 00050524271
> code guichet 03070, clé RIB 40 ; 166 Boulevard Voltaire, 75011 Paris,
> Internationale identification:
> IBAN : FR76 30003 03070 00050524271 40
> BIC-ADRESSE SWIFT : SOGEFRPP
> Please indicate the reason as : versement de soutien
> We are working to ensure that this crisis allows LC to evolve in its
> working to provide an efficent and pertiant service adapted to the
> needs of
> todays programmers and public.
> You can write to us at the following address email suppressed
> or by
> Kind regards,
> The Administrative Committee
> Patrick Bokanowski, filmmaker
> Cécile Dazord, patrimonial conservator
> Emmanuel Lefrant, filmmaker
> Miles McKane, filmmaker, programmer, co-fonder of Light Cone
> Gisèle Rapp-Meichler, filmmaker
> Claire Renier, programmer
> Nicolas Rey, filmmaker, programmer
> Light Cone
> 12, rue des vignoles 75020 Paris
> Tel: 01 46 59 01 53 Fax : 01 46 59 03 12
> email suppressed
> Please forward this appeal to your colleagues and other concerned
> in your network.
> Attachments : this same document in pdf format, the petition, a
> asking for letters of support
> For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.