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At a recent executive board meeting, the International Photographers
Geange Serie Dickie
George Spiro Dibie
Los Angeles County
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In representing the Make-up Artists & Hairstylists of ir wonderful industries, I too would like to go on record 1.2 opposing the colorizing of the classic black and white films that have been made down through the years.
I also was there when we made many of these beautiful films and did participate in the early testing and designing of the proper colors that we used to make these classics.
In viewing the colorized black and white's I find that
In my humble opinion, I feel that the colorizing
I can further assure you that if Perc Westmore were alive
In short, this is a bastardization of the arts of our industry and although I realize that many many millions of dollars are about to be made on this project, I want to see it stopped for the 600 plus people that I represent.
Gil, anything that Local 706, the Make-Up Artists and Hairstylists can do to help in this effort, we stand ready, willing and able to do. I would like you to know that this expression has been approved by the Executive Board of this Local.
SCREEN ACTORS GUILD
CONTACT: MARK LOCHER
SAG NATIONAL BOARD OPPOSES 'COLORIZING' OF BLACK & WHITE FILMS
The Screen Actors Guild National Board of Directors has voted unanimously to oppose the "colorizing" of black-and-white films, and to cooperate with the Directors Guild of America and other industry organizations to discourage the practice.
By a vote of 65 to 0 (with four abstentions), Guild Board members expressed strong disapproval of "colorization," joining a growing number of industry artists and craftspeople who object to the computerized tinting of films for strictly commercial purposes. Board members acknowledged the financial incentives behind the practice, and opposed colorizing on artistic grounds.
In discussion prior to the vote, Guild officers expressed grave
Guild officials will meet with directors and other interested parties to explore methods of discouraging continued colorizing of black-and-white films.
D BUILD LSA
The Executive Board of the Costume Designers Guild protests your
A Costume Designer's skills and experience, with respect to any picture, aid in the delineation of character, setting and period involved in the story being depicted. The costumes used in a film are often as important as the stage setting itself and are an integral part of the design and look of a film.
For someone to arbitrarily change the color and look of a designed costume is to substitute his or her judgement for that of the initial Costume Designer and Director. Some such changes are not harmful. In other instances, such changes will destroy everything the Costume Designer worked to achieve.
It is in these latter situations where harm is done, not only to
When the film was colored the dresses were redone in pastels and the mood of that scene changed completely. Numerous other examples can be cited but additional examples are unnecessary for the purpose of this letter.
Under the circumstances we urge that you not go forward with your planned colorization program.