Out of Print

September 2012
Moving Image (15323978);Fall2012, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p148
Academic Journal
The article discusses the effects of the reduced accessibility of film prints on repertory film programmers and film archivists. According to the author, film distributors and studios have been increasingly reluctant to lend film prints to programmers for exhibition, sometimes offering digital cinema packages (DCPs) in their stead. As a result, programmers have increased their reliance on film archives. The author provides details on a questionnaire given to programmers and archival professionals on topics related to print loans, film digitization, and the exhibition of film prints. Topics include the role of financial constraints in the accessibility of print loans, damage to film prints, and digital projection.


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