I am sorry if I upset you guys. I am just really discouraged with the fact that you guys are so upset by the fact that we put on a show!
If you are doing a one night show and already have a copy of the movie, I was told my a represntative of Criterion Pictures (who actually handles the dealings of the money rights) and Harvey Applebaum (a lawyer who handles the paperwork for the dealings of the show rights along with David Nochimson who handles irregular shows) that all you have to do is pay $350 to do the show for one night. That is what I have done with the money the audience paid at the show. Our show was not illegally done, and we do not intend to take away your audience. We'd like to work WITH you but your hostility has made me feel like you'd be rather uncomfortable with that. I have the reciept for a post-paid show paid under my mother's credit card. So don't worry folks, if it makes you happy, we even lost money! I put in way more money (not counting the $350 for the rights) than I ever could have gotten back! Corsets, paint and wood are very expensive! I didn't even know that you could do a show illegally! I have always been told that if you're doing something with someone else's work than you have to pay them or you'll get run through the mill. Excuse me, but while other people might be able to afford the $2,000 fines on illegal shows, I myself, cannot. I still have to graduate from this University. So smart people do go to UT. Smart people who do their research. And to answer another question, you cannot get rights to do a regular weekly show if you are "impeeding" on another theatrical performance inthe area, hence why we did our show for one night- under the restrictions of the copyright. In order for us to do our permanent cast thing... we'll have to get an actual print from Criterion. So when we get up and running, you can be garaunteed you'll be seeing purchased print.
I hope this puts you all at ease. And once again, I am sorry for upsetting you guys, we don't want to compete with you, and we just wanted to have some fun. I didn't mean to be rude to anyone, I just got defensive. It takes lots to get together a show on your own, and it hurts a lot when stuff like this happens.
Have a good day, and great shows this weekend!