TO PROGRAMMERS AND PROJECTIONISTS
works in this collection are owned by the filmmakers.
Most of them are rare prints and tapes: often there is
only one existent distribution copy. The process of making
new prints is lengthy, complicated and always very expensive.
So it is imperative that prints are treated with the
utmost care; projectors should be cleaned and tested
before each screening.
Each film-can provides the projectionist with specific
instructions as to film speed, sound…and a detailed
pre-screening print condition report. This condition
report will be the basis for resolving any disputes relating
to print damage. Where serious print damage occurs, replacement
costs will be required to be covered.
The film leaders must not be cut. In the occurrence of
print breakage, tape the two ends together without cutting
or cementing (in no circumstances is a film frame ever
to be removed). We request that you record on the copy
condition report any accident that occurs during projection
and to return said report in the film can. Following
these instructions ensures optimum print maintenance
and screening conditions. Thank you for adhering to these