- Jan 6, 2010
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Any news on The Name Of The Game?
Yeah, they have them on 35mm, which Universal doesn't let out of house and in-house charges in the neighborhood of $6000-$7000 an episode to transfer. Minimum. That may be even too low of a guess. So tell me how that translates into a release?well never say never....even if it's unlikely in the near future
The show's facebook page states they were contacted some months back by a guy named Sanford who told them he had worked at Universal for three years and that they had ALL 76 episodes plus the pilot 'Fame is...TNOTG' and that all were in good condition
The transfer costs are probably excessive and part of the "Universal Bookkeeping!" James Garner details in his autobiography some of the excessive and unethical things Universal did to him on The Rockford Files. One example Garner gave was charging him (his company) something like 50,000 dollars to transfer by truck a couple of hours away completed film! 50,000 dollars when it could be done for less than 500 probably! Same thing I would think about the 6000 to 7000 transfer costs per episode. If all the union rates etc were taken out it might not really cost half that amount per episode!Yeah, they have them on 35mm, which Universal doesn't let out of house and in-house charges in the neighborhood of $6000-$7000 an episode to transfer. Minimum. That may be even too low of a guess. So tell me how that translates into a release?
Shout has indicated that they aren't interested in releasing versions that have been edited and have had music replacements (which is what COZI is running). This project will likely remain in the dead file unless Universal changes their policy about releasing elements out of house.I know this might be a dumb question but why can't they release the prints that Cozi TV had.
As I don't have access to Cozi, I would rather have some episodes rather than none even if the quality could be better.
He denied doing the series? How well did that work for him?they knew Gene Barry from...'The Adventurer' (which Gene always denied doing !)