TCM used to commission scores thru its "young" composer contest. Not sure what they'd done since that ended many years ago....mwalls wrote:Ok, for Her Wild Oat, the Academy has a restored print and Warner’s holds the copyright. This print can be shown theatrically, which provides a very good opportunity. But, in terms of a home video release, the number one impediment then is lack of a score. Warner’s has no funding to produce a score. And, it appears that the price for a score is well above that which we can accomplish through crowdfunding.
So, the question is who would fund a score for a film which Warner’s owns? TCM was mentioned above. I did not even know that TCM produced scores for silent films. Is that at all likely in this case? Aside from TCM, would any other organization ever fund such a project? Or, in terms of a home video release of Her Wild Oat, are we at a permanent stalemate?
While on the subject, I honestly have no idea how much a score that would be produced for a WB release costs, but I am curious. Does anyone know how much (ballpark) such a score would normally run?
A score does not need to be an orchestral affair. I mean really, if the cost of a score is all that stands in the way of a DVD release (I'm sure there are other considerations), then a good piano score can be had for well under 1K. Corporate impediments probably preclude WAC from launching a crowdfunding campaign and they do not work with third parties (who could launch one). Basically, they get in their own way. We ain't gonna change corporate culture.