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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Important Information for Users of the Collection
  • Biography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Telling Pictures records
    Date (inclusive): circa 1972-1995
    Collection number: 1060
    Creator: Telling Pictures, Inc.
    Extent: 25 linear feet of papers.
    Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
    Languages: English

    Important Information for Users of the Collection

    Access

    Available by appointment only.

    Publication rights

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the Margaret Herrick Library. Researchers are responsible for obtaining all necessary rights, licenses, or permissions from the appropriate companies or individuals before quoting from or publishing materials obtained from the library.

    Preferred Citation

    Telling Pictures records, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of James Chan, 2005

    Biography

    Telling Pictures is a San Francisco-based film production company. The company, founded by Robert Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, produces non-fiction feature films and documentaries for television and corporate clients. Films include THE CELLULOID CLOSET (1996), COMMON THREADS: STORIES FROM THE QUILT (1989), and THE TIMES OF HARVEY MILK (1984). Epstein received Academy Awards in the documentary feature category for producing THE TIMES OF HARVEY MILK and COMMON THREADS.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The Telling Pictures records span the years circa 1972-1995 and encompass 25 linear feet. The collection includes materials related to the production of several documentary films, including THE CELLULOID CLOSET.

    Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series: 1. Production files

    Indexing Terms

    Telling Pictures, Inc.
    film documentations