Motion Picture Licensing Company Umbrella License
Movies are a simple and affordable way to entertain and educate. Few people realize, however, that copyrighted motion pictures and other audiovisual works that are available for rental or purchase in any legal format, such as DVDs or other digital formats, whether streamed or downloaded, are intended for personal, private use only. Showing movies in facilities, such as community and recreation centers, requires a public performance license.
The MPLC is an independent copyright licensing agency authorized by motion picture studios to grant the Umbrella License for the public performance of copyrighted motion pictures and other audiovisual programs.
Through an agreement with CenterLink, LGBT Centers can ensure copyright compliance through the purchase of an Umbrella License at a 5% discount off of the regular $575 per year fee. (This is based on a minimum of 5 participating centers.)
When you consider the outstanding quality, quantity, and variety of titles covered, and the fact that unlimited indoor showings are allowed, it is easy to see that the Umbrella License is the most cost-effective form of programming available.
In addition to major Hollywood studios like Twentieth Century Fox, Disney, and Warner Bros., the MPLC represents the finest children's, Spanish language, independent, specialty, documentary, television, and educational producers. Once licensed, content may be obtained from any legitimate source whether purchased, rented or borrowed via DVD, stream or download.
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Please download the MPLC brochure and application here (new tab). Fill it out and RETURN IT TO Denise at firstname.lastname@example.org. Only applications processed through CenterLink will receive the discounted rate. Once your application is submitted to MPLC, your license will begin on the Start Date you indicate on the application, and MPLC will invoice you for the license - you will have 30 days to pay the invoice. The fee with the 5% discount is $546.25.
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