Re: New Yorker Films out of business

From: Cassidy Dimon (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Feb 24 2009 - 01:20:23 PST

Whatever quality of their prints...the fact was that they held the rights to so many works that would have been unavailable to Americans otherwise. All in all they were a business and we may not all have been happy with how things were run...but that being said, there aren't many companies out there like New Yorker giving underserved foreign and independent films a voice, let's hope this is just a singular instance of bad business practices by their parent company...and not a sign of things to come...

It's a sad day when a dinosaur like New Yorker dies, after almost 50 years in the doesn't bode well for the future of film and the arts...

The word from some folks in the know is that the ENTIRE collection will be auctioned off, as soon as maybe even Friday, but prob next week...keep your ears open and your head up!

From: 40 Frames <email suppressed>
To: email suppressed
Sent: Monday, February 23, 2009 8:05:14 PM
Subject: Re: New Yorker Films out of business

I guess I'll remove New Yorker from my distributors list.

Some of NYers holdings (Herzog for example) are available from other sources, so it would be
nice to know what can be found through other channels.

On another note, New Yorkers print quality for 16mm was hit or miss. They often sent prints out
that should have been retired.


On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 4:33 PM, Douglas Mclaren <email suppressed> wrote:

Reposting this from the filmprogrammers list, but for those who haven't heard yet:

This article doesn't mention what's happening to the prints, sadly. Since they're now considered assets, I fear they are headed for some Raiders of the Ark scenario, to say nothing of the films currently out on loan.

Anyone out there heard what's happening to the films?

Doug McLaren

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