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"Andy Warhol's FactoryPeople"

Three hour series includes excerpts from over fifty hours of original interviews, hundreds of never before seen photos, exotic film clips, and a lot of very cool stuff . . . all backed by a mind-blowing original soundtrack.


How Andy Discovered Lou Reed The Velvets and Nico...True Uncut Tales From the Factory People Archive


True Uncut Tales From Andy Warhol's Factory People are films about life with Andy during the 1960s Silver Factory Era, Andy's most prolific period...making art, making movies, making music, making Stars of all shapes and sizes.

How Andy Discovered (and Lost) Lou Reed,  The Velvet Underground and Nico takes us back to the very beginning in 1965 when filmmaker Jonas Mekas arranged and filmed the first public performance of the Velvets at a New York City psychiatrist's convention. Factory People Billy Name, Gerard Malanga, Mary Woronov and others tell the story in their own words as Warhol biographer Victor Bockris explains the beginning, middle and end of an amazing relationship between Lou Reed, The Velvets, and Andy. Of particular interest is the explanation of why Andy insisted that Lou add Nico to the group at the very beginning, and how a botched first album release, and an unsigned contract marked the very end of their relationship. This is a true ‘uncut’ tale. Length: 45+ Minutes

View a 10 minute trailer here:

NOTE: This Film is unlike any film we have ever made. It's an 'uncut' film, meaning that it's not designed for broadcast. That's because the content is unorthodox, uncensored, and not appropriate for broadcast. Culled from over 50 hours of interviews and film clips we did with the Factory People who were there in the Silver Factory with Andy in the 1960s, the film tells an untold story that is not designed for a general broadcast audience, but perfect for students and educators.

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How Andy Discovered Lou Reed

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A Note About Our Academic and Institutional Pricing

Educational DVD with PPR: $295

Anytime you want to screen a film on campus, Public Performance Rights (PPR) need to be obtained. Copyright law (USC 17§101) defines a public performance as occurring in a public space or if it is in any place if "a substantial number of persons outside of a normal circle of a family and its acquaintances" is gathered there. This would include classrooms, meeting rooms, auditoriums, dorm lounges, etc. However, copyright law (USC 17§110) also provides an exception for face-to-face teaching activities in a nonprofit educational institution.

Digital Site License with PPR: $395

A DSL grants educational institutions and/or non-profit organizations a limited license to host and stream a film online to students, faculty and staff on their password-protected server. This license is granted for three years. The key advantage of purchasing a DSL is that once uploaded, an unlimited number of viewers can access the film from multiple locations simultaneously.

DVD + DSL bundle PPR: $450

K-12, Non-profit, Public Library with PPR: $125

Over the past seven years we have collected, filmed and researched in detail Andy Warhol and his  Factory People era, and have created a Three Hour Television Series, a Feature Documentary, a 440 page book, and compiled the entire 50 hour Film Archive into a 12 DVD collection for colleges and universities. These films and books are now available for educators and consumers.

Get the 440 page book here from Amazon