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Video Distributers

Some films and videos may be difficult to obtain, but new directories and search services are making this easier.  Many of these films are available from libraries.  Those noted to distribute educational films only do not distribute commercial videos.
Ambrose Video Publishing, 800‑526‑4663; www.ambrosevideo.com. (Educational videos only.)
Bat Conservation International, P.O. Box 162603, Austin, TX 78716; 512‑327‑9721; 800-538-2287 (orders only); www.batcon.org.  Catalog at the website; members receive discounts.
Bullfrog Films, Inc., P.O. Box 149, Oley, PA 19547, 610‑779‑8226; 800‑543‑FROG; www.bullfrogfilms.com. E-mail: video@bullfrogfilms.com.  Free catalog.  (Specializes in distributing independent, educational documentaries; rent and sale; discount for groups, organizations and libraries.)
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Box 500, Station A, Toronto, Ontario M5W 1E6, Canada; 604-662-6000; 604-662-6800.
Critics Choice Video, 800‑367‑7765; www.criticschoicevideo.com.  Free catalog.
Discovery Communications, Inc., Viewer Relations, P.O. Box 665, Florence, KY 41022;800-769-5908; www.discovery.com.  Free catalog.
Educational Images, Ltd., P.O. Box 3456, West Side Station, Elmira, NY 14905; 800‑527‑4264; www.educationalimages.com.  (Videos with still photos, slide- shows, CD-ROMS--designed for schools.)
Encyclopedia Britannica Educational Corporation, 310 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60604; 800‑554‑9862.  Free catalog.
Georgia Department of Natural Resources.  DNR/Film & Video, 205 Butler Street, S.E., Suite 1354, Atlanta, Georgia 30334.  Attn: Marlene Turner, Circulation; 404-657-9851 (rental & sales); www.gadnrfilms.com (sales only).  Free catalog. e-mail: marlenet@mail.dnr.state.da.us.
Journal Films & Video, Inc., 1560 Sherman, Suite 100, Evanston, IL 60201; 800‑323‑5448; www.unitedlearning.com.  (Educational videos, DVDs.)
MPI Home Video, 16101 S. 1085h Ave., Orland Park, IL 60467; 800‑323‑0442; www.mpimedia.com.  Free catalog.  (Television programs such as Mutual of Omaha's “Wild Kingdom.”)
Movies Unlimited, 800‑523‑0823 (orders only); 800-668-4344 (information).
National Geographic Society: Educational Services, Washington, DC 20090‑8019; 800‑368‑2728; www.nationalgeographic.com.  Free catalog.
New Jersey Network, 1573 Parkside Ave., Trenton, NJ 08625; 609‑777‑5000.
Newbridge Films/Films for the Humanities, P.O. Box 2053, Princeton, NJ 08543; 800‑257‑5126.
NOVA (WGBH) 800‑255‑9424. (See “Television” at the beginning of this section.)
PBS.  Catalog Information, 1320 Braddock Place, Alexandria, VA 22314; 800‑828‑4PBS; www.pbs.org.  Free catalog. (Some films of PBS are distributed through this number and some through WNET--see below.)
Penn State University Audio Visual Services, 1127 Fox Hill Road, State College, PA 16803‑1824; 800‑826‑0132; www.libraries.psu.edu/mtss--catalog and rentals; www.cde.psu.edu/mediasales 800-770-2111 (sales).
Phoenix Video, 2349 Chaffee Drive, St. Louis, MO 63146; 800-221-1274; www.phoenixlearninggroup.com.
Questar Video, Inc., P.O. Box 11345, Chicago, IL 60611; 800‑544‑8422; www.questar1.com.  (Website has film list.)
Signals, C/O Rivertown Trading Co.  800‑669‑9696; www.signals.com.
Time-Life Videos 800‑621‑7026;www.timelife.com.  Free catalog.
United Learning, 800‑323‑5448; www.unitedlearning.com.  (Educational films only.)
Video Finders, 800‑343‑4727 (locates titles and sells videos; more than 125,000 titles, including BBC, A&E and others); www.videofinders.com.
WNET, P.O. Box 2284, South Burlington, VT 05407; 800‑336‑1917;
800‑255-9424 (WGBH); www.pbs.com.
Wishing Well Video Distribution Company, P.O. Box 1008, Silver Lake, WI 53170; 800‑888‑9355; www.internatural.com.  Free catalog, discounts for teachers.
Note:  The 800 numbers may change, but current numbers may be obtained from
800 information (800-555-1212) or the directories above.

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