Re: Why No 1960s Batman TV Series on VHS, DVD, etc.?
TG Theodore wrote:
Regarding the residuals questions, famous cameos were usually done for scale back then, and most likely just a one or two-run payment.
Only really smart people like Sheldon Leonard, Danny Thomas, Lucille Ball, Carl Reiner, Andy Griffith and Dick Van Dyke actually got long term "pieces" of their early TV shows.
Regular residuals for major cast members really didn't start on a wide level until around 1969/1970 with the advent of the Norman Lear shows, the MTM shows, etc.
The Wiki link for the series says that some of these cameos were done as uncredited, unpaid walk-ons. How, if any, would this complicate the rights issues?
That's what he's saying: it probably isn't the complication.
Probably the real complication is ownership between Fox and WB, maybe Dozier...
And now with the Watchman case...the relations between Fox and WB isn't great...
Batman does not eat nachos.