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Paul Rich
Film Handler

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From: Murfreesboro, TN, 37128
Registered: Nov 1999

 - posted 03-02-2001 07:59 AM      Profile for Paul Rich   Email Paul Rich   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Does anyone know of someone who makes trailer tapes for lobby video systems? We had used Cinema Concepts, but their website hasn't been updated since August or something.

Or, does anyone know of anyone who makes trailer tapes period? Or of a way to get trailers from studios? (on video tape of course)

Scott Norwood
Film God

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From: Boston, MA. USA (1774.21 miles northeast of Dallas)
Registered: Jun 99

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If you ask nicely, you can get the distributors to send you an "Electronic Press Kit," which should include 3/4" videotapes of trailers, random scenes from the movie, sometimes a "making of" puff piece, etc. This shouldn't cost you more than the shipping fee (but you usually have to return the tapes), although it may not be worth it to spend a lot of time editing a bunch of trailers onto a single tape. On the other hand, 3/4" editing machines (the original ones, not the SP version) are pretty inexpensive now, and it might be cheaper than paying someone to send you compilation tapes.

Scott D. Neff
Theatre Dork

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From: San Francisco, CA
Registered: Oct 1999

 - posted 03-02-2001 08:47 PM      Profile for Scott D. Neff   Author's Homepage   Email Scott D. Neff   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
At Cinema West we used Wilming-Reams for their tapes. They were great... every month a new list of what was available got faxed to us... we checked off our choices and a new tape and a bill came with the tape.

I think it was like $30 or something.

Paul Rich
Film Handler

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From: Murfreesboro, TN, 37128
Registered: Nov 1999

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Thanks for the info! I found Wilming Reams's website and ordered a 30 minute tape. It's $39 and they have all the latest trailers.

Tim Sherman
Expert Film Handler

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From: North Ridgeville, OH, USA
Registered: Aug 2000

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Hey Paul,
What is the website URL if it isn't too much trouble i am also interested in this service.

"Come on out to the drive-in and spend a night out with the stars"

Adam Martin
I'm not even gonna point out the irony.

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From: Dallas, TX
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Willming Reams is at

Doug Willming
Film Handler

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From: San Antonio, TX, USA
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Hey, thanks for the referral, Scott, and thanks for the order, Paul. We try to keep our site updated daily as new trailers come in. Also, we try to get the tapes out either same day or next day since these trailers go stale pretty fast. Because of the economic climate, we skipped ShoWest this year, the first time in several years we didn't have a booth. Most of our circuit customers are either in bankruptsy or just not buying much they don't have to (we also sell 35mm. policy trailers, which admittedly are expendable next to concessions, etc.) so we decided to sit this one out. The booth rentals are awfully pricey for an industry in recession. If I can be of service to anyone out there, please email me at I've gotten a lot of information from this site which I appreciate, even though I've stayed lurking in the shadows.

John Pytlak
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From: Rochester, NY 14650-1922
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Doug: Welcome to the discussions! Hope you decide to stay active as a participant on Film-Tech, and no longer "lurk in the shadows".

John P. Pytlak, Senior Technical Specialist
Worldwide Technical Services, Entertainment Imaging
Eastman Kodak Company
Research Labs, Building 69, Room 7419
Rochester, New York, 14650-1922 USA
Tel: 716-477-5325 Cell: 716-781-4036 Fax: 716-722-7243
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