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Jay and Silent Bob Meet the Monsters (Short films / D: Kevin Smith)

In Kevin Smith's last Hollywood Babble-On podcast (which I am just getting around to), he talked about how next summer he will be running a film camp at the theater he purchased. Aspiring filmmakers an register to learn how to make, and I quote, "Kevin Smith films". They will serve as crew and department heads (I believe) during the camp and work on short films directed by Smith.

Each will be a take on the old Abbott and Costello / Universal Monsters flicks and will start Smith and Jason Mewes.

Jay and Silent Bob Meet the Monsters.
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Re: Jay and Silent Bob Meet the Monsters (Short films / D: Kevin Smith)

As Universal owns the copyrite, though, I am wondering if this does happen if it will be a Monster Squad like thing where the likeness of the characters are used or if totally different monsters will be created. Also, as the plan is for the shorts to just be showed at his theater I suppose this could just fall under the category of fan film which I am not show how that relates to copyrite of the monster characters.
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Re: Jay and Silent Bob Meet the Monsters (Short films / D: Kevin Smith)

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As Universal owns the copyrite, though, I am wondering if this does happen if it will be a Monster Squad like thing where the likeness of the characters are used or if totally different monsters will be created. Also, as the plan is for the shorts to just be showed at his theater I suppose this could just fall under the category of fan film which I am not show how that relates to copyrite of the monster characters.
They own the rights to their version, but Frankenstein's Monster, Dracula and the Mummy are free to use.
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Re: Jay and Silent Bob Meet the Monsters (Short films / D: Kevin Smith)

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They own the rights to their version, but Frankenstein's Monster, Dracula and the Mummy are free to use.
Ah, yes, that makes sense considering all the flicks that have come out from those characters. I gather a Werewolf is pretty fair game too.

I mean, considering where this will be shot: Why not the Jersey Devil?
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So, he'll be charging people to work on his movies? Never stopping that income stream, baby! I'll check this out when it is announced to see what is involved.

At the Clerks III screening I went to, a bunch of people were asking for jobs. Some local guy is going to Savini's school this fall and when he is coming back, he is supposed to be doing the design for Moose Jaws.
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So, he'll be charging people to work on his movies? Never stopping that income stream, baby! I'll check this out when it is announced to see what is involved.
I went to film school to be taught by a guy who second DP'ed on a movie once. I'd have rather worked with Jay and Bob
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Re: Jay and Silent Bob Meet the Monsters (Short films / D: Kevin Smith)

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They own the rights to their version, but Frankenstein's Monster, Dracula and the Mummy are free to use.
Yeah, Universal (and the Lugosi/Karloff/Chaney estates) just own the rights to actor likenesses and specific makeup designs, the characters themselves are in the public domain. They only own the rights to the Universal monsters they specifically created, e.g. Creature from the Black Lagoon, Metaluna Mutant, etc.

Anyway, this sounds like a cool project, looks like a lot of fun.
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Re: Jay and Silent Bob Meet the Monsters (Short films / D: Kevin Smith)

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Yeah, Universal (and the Lugosi/Karloff/Chaney estates) just own the rights to actor likenesses and specific makeup designs, the characters themselves are in the public domain. They only own the rights to the Universal monsters they specifically created, e.g. Creature from the Black Lagoon, Metaluna Mutant, etc.

Anyway, this sounds like a cool project, looks like a lot of fun.
Whatsay a bunch of us on DVDtalk spend a month in Jersey and make a movie with Kevin Smith next summer?
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That would be awesome.
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That would be awesome.
We all get ourselves an AirBnB... I'm seriously thinking about it. Waiting to see if:
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I have summers off now! I'm in!
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This sounds fun.
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Re: Jay and Silent Bob Meet the Monsters (Short films / D: Kevin Smith)

Iím not a big Smith fan and only mildly tolerate Jay and Silent Bob but this actually sounds like a lot of fun.
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