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Anytime a group shows a movie that is open to the public, the group must purchase the public performance rights for that particular movie. Public performance rights currently cost between $300-$800 per showing for popular titles from major movie distributors or for films you may have acquired on Amazon. Public performance rights for independent films could cost less. Public performance rights must be purchased even if you are not charging admission or are having an educational panel or discussion before or after the film. Size of the potential audience may influence the cost of the public performance rights.
Susan Czerny, Copyright Librarian, has assisted groups on campus with this process. She is willing to help you obtain performance rights for a film. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, 610-683-4174.
You can contact the following vendors to get pricing for performance rights:
Motion Picture Licensing Corporation
Swank Motion Pictures, Inc
Plan ahead. If you ask the library to order a film or thinking about acquiring it yourself, you must learn about purchasing public performance rights at the same time. This is generally cheaper, and the library can often obtain rights with a one-time fee for educational or documentary materials. Feature films are generally not available that way.