The day started with a nice breakfast followed by a great tour of the back lot including the active sets for Happily Ever After, and one of my favorites Community. They made special arrangements for us to tour the Archives Building where they store film, videotape, stills, costumes, props and music. There are over 659,000 individually bar coded elements in the building and a film negative vault kept at 45 degrees. After the tour we had a nice lunch with Paramount executives and employees at each table. They did this the last time they hosted us as well. The folks at my table mentioned that Cecil B. DeMille's Samson and Delilah is on the way and Shane is in the process of being restored. They also talked a bit more about the Warner distribution deal. Other HTF members may have learned about other titles during lunch depending on what they asked or who they talked to. They will be posting what they learned in this thread over the next week. I really enjoy it as it gave us a chance to talk to them and they get a chance to hear from consumers. I don't know what strings Paramount Home Video had to pull, but after lunch they screened Jack Reacher for us, almost two months early. We haven't been allowed to talk about it until now. Hear what I and other HTF members thought about Jack Reacher here.
Here are some of the items we saw in the archives:
Thanks to the entire Paramount Home Video team for hosting us. Here is a link to the rest of our coverage from our recent meet.