JackwithOneEye wrote:I agree that Unrecorded Night is the actual title.
The US copyright office likes things to be exact, and I don't think that in the event of any lawsuits, judges have time or interest in cover titles/ code titles, and could create wiggle room in arguments etc. Makes more sense to just make it air tight. That's my reaction after having read the Twin Peaks Productions vs Penguin lawsuit brief online, where there was citations of what had been specifically copyrighted in terms of teleplays and programs themselves.
I read that court opinion for a copyright class in law school! It’s actually in textbooks, I think in a very condensed version IIRC. My guess is that when Lynch/Frost Productions wound down their business as a production company, they created Twin Peaks Productions, Inc., as basically a holding company they both had interest in, in order to control the existing assets (home video and merchandising rights, etc.). Twin Peaks Productions was in existence as early as 1992—FWWM is copyrighted to TP Productions, as opposed to the series episodes being copyrighted to L/F Productions. TR is also copyrighted to TP Productions, despite bearing the logos for both Rancho Rosa and L/F Productions! I think they probably just revived the L/F Productions logo for TR as a nostalgia thing.