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    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: UK B5 Screening Now Free
      To: CIS  
    Date: 6/1/1998 9:17:00 AM  

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The London screening of "In the Beginning" late in July was
always intended to be a free screening. When I learned that twenty
pounds and more was being charged per ticket for a free screening, I
and Warner Bros. got into this situation, causing a bit of a stir with
the organizers who insisted that this was the way it was supposed to
be, first trying to fob off the money as being for the actors, then
saying that WB wanted the money.

Well, WB has just confirmed the following: the Wolf con
organizers have been taken out of the loop; the screening is now free,
as it was intended to be; any monies paid will be refunded; and
tentatively, Bruce has agreed to stop by one or both of the screenings
without cost to the fans (this last bit depending on his
schedule/arrival times in the UK).

This event was always meant to be free to the UK fans as
recognition for their support. And now it is what it was meant to be.

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: UK B5 Screening Now Free
      To: CIS  
    Date: 6/2/1998 5:55:00 AM  

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{original post had no questions}

I have no idea. But they're going to be at the convention, are
they not? And virtually everyone who got tickets is also going to the
convention, as far as I've heard. Either way, though, I haven't heard
one way or another on this.

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: UK B5 Screening Now Free
      To: CIS  
    Date: 6/2/1998 5:55:00 AM  

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Michael Kalus <100265.3065@compuserve.com> asks:
> Pardon, any chance that we will see such an event in Germany?

I don't know, that's something that will have to be looked into
by the WB video division in Germany. Maybe if fans push for it there,
they may be able to do something.

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: UK B5 Screening Now Free
      To: CIS  
    Date: 6/2/1998 5:55:00 AM  

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(blocked) asks:
> Also, when you say Warner Brothers, to which company are you
> referring to?

I'm sorry, but there is only ONE Warner Bros. There are offices
of the company, as with any company, but they are all owed by Warner
Bros. in the United States, here in Burbank, and it was from the main
office that this has come. There are some folks involved here who are
trying to muddy the situation by saying there are all these different
companies, but there aren't. There is only one IBM, and only one Ford,
and only one Warner Bros. And it's that main office that I've been
dealing with on this.

Sorry, I am *not* confusing the situation. It's others who are
trying to blur the facts here. Perhaps if you were less obviously
trying to justify their activities, you might be able to see that.

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: UK B5 Screening Now Free
      To: CIS  
    Date: 6/3/1998 5:57:00 PM  

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{original post unavailable}

That I don't know...I can guess that the folks who had signed up
to pay for them will get them by default, but I don't know that for a
fact. (I try to stick to what I actually know to be true on these
things.)

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: UK B5 Screening Now Free
      To: CIS  
    Date: 6/3/1998 8:29:00 PM  

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{original post had no questions}

"so that means they were in the loop at some point, and WB knew about
it..."

That's certainly the party line, being spouted on the Wolf web
site, and repeated by you almost verbatim.

But nobody ever said Wolf wasn't in the loop...obviously they
were in contact with various people at WB in the first place or the
screening couldn't have been planned in ANY event, at cost or
otherwise. So this new comeback is utterly silly and absolutely
meaningless.

The question at hand is how well they were handling the loop.

Obviously some folks are trying to save face any way they can,
regardless of whether the latest statement actually makes sense or
not.

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: UK B5 Screening Now Free
      To: CIS  
    Date: 6/11/1998 3:49:00 PM  

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{original post unavailable}

I don't know how tickets are now available; I suspect they'll go
to those who had originally volunteered to pay for them, but I don't
know that for a fact.

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: UK B5 Screening Now Free
      To: CIS  
    Date: 6/13/1998 4:38:00 PM  

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Ansawdd <113556.402@compuserve.com> asks:
> could "In the Beginning" be the first B5 movie?
> And another thing - a screening in July?
> Which year?
> I suppose that this is mostly down to the use of Computer
> Graphics?

ItB is the B5 prequel TV movie, which aired here in the US in
January, and will be released on tape in the UK shortly.

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: UK B5 Screening Now Free
      To: CIS  
    Date: 6/30/1998 7:39:00 AM  

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(blocked) asks:
> Do you now accept that you were actually wrong to accuse Wolf in
> THIS matter?

Gerard, I have already told you, weeks ago, in response to your
emails, that I will not respond to you further. Take it somewhere
else.

jms

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