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At a Glance
Arrangement by issuing studio or production company.
Information in press kits includes press releases, credit and cast lists, production information, cast biographies, plot summaries, position papers, photographs, both of the film and of behind-the-scenes, Cds, slides.
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Restrictions on Access
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.
This collection has no restrictions.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Press Kits Collection; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Accession number: 2010.2011.M159: Source of acquisition--Press kits. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--5/3/2011.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers Processed Patrick Lawlor 2/6/2914.
Finding Aid will be written Patrick Lawlor 2014.
2014-02-07 File created.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Press kits are infomative packages of infomation about motion pictures issued to the press in order to disseminate information and engender interest. Press kits are used primarily by newspapers and other print media to prepare reviews, and thus there is little demand for complex marketing techniques and gimmicks. Press kits are often packaged in attractive heavy-stock folders featuring a reproduction of the theatrical poster. While many press kits are no more than photocopies of credits and plot summaries, others are more complex, incorporating elaborate scenarios and abstracts, photographs, cds, slides, etc.