Re: Lablink

From: andrew lampert (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Jun 21 2007 - 21:15:44 PDT

Following up on Keith's announcement...

Anthology got a call about this on Monday from Jacob
Burckhardt. As further details have rolled in it
seems that, or so I've heard, Lablink is defnitely
gone as of Friday. Tony Landano and 5 of his guys are
taking over the day shift at DuArt. Magno is
supposedly keeping the storage unit so people can get
their stuff later. Some of this info comes via Henry
Hills, the rest from a guy who is in the incestuous
old time NYC lab world. He tells me that Magno is
also perhaps very short for this world as well. I
didn't quite understand all the details.

Henry is going to get a few of his things, and so
should anyone who even suspects they left behind
elements at the lab. They partially dumped (and later
retrieved) some materials a few years back and these
boxes all landed at Anthology. We rooted through all
the student films, mysterious productions and
god-knows-what to pull films by recognizable people.
A lot of these films were returned to the makers. I'm
not sure what they might have hanging around there by
people who would be on this list, but if you used
Lablink please double check your films to make sure
that everything is there.


--- Keith Sanborn <email suppressed> wrote:

> Dear Frameworkers:
> It is with genuine regret that I pass along the news
> the Lablink is
> no more. Depending on who you talk to, it's either
> already closed, or
> will close within 5 days. If you have elements
> stored there, run,
> don't walk to retrieve them.
> Tony and some of his crew will be working at DuArt
> in the near
> future, I am told. Lablink was extremely helpful and
> congenial on
> every occasion I availed myself of their services.
> Sharon was a
> friendly face and an efficient and organized front
> desk person.
> Norman was very knowledgeable and experienced and
> willing to share
> that knowledge. Pete was one of the best timers
> ever, especially B&W:
> he did the new prints of Welles's Othello the last
> time it was
> restored as well as performing wonders with The
> Deadman. Tony Landano
> remains a prince among men. Compassionate and
> dedicated. I once had a
> workprint stolen from where I was cutting it,
> involving hundreds if
> not thousands of feet of film; he gave me a new work
> print for
> nothing. No one at Lablink ever tried to convince me
> that something
> that was their mistake was right, or my fault.
> During the time I used
> their services they were a model motion picture lab.
> The loss will be
> greatly felt by all those who love film in New York
> and across the
> country.
> Keith Sanborn
> For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at
> <email suppressed>.

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