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Public Performance Rights (PPR) for Documentary Videodiscs held by the University of Idaho Library: Obtaining Screening Rights For Videodiscs Without PPR


The Library does not hold public performance rights for any feature film or TV series videodiscs (all videodiscs in the Movies & TV section and some in the Documentary section). If you want to host a screening of any of these videodiscs publicly, you are responsible for contacting a licensing service company to obtain a rental copy and to pay for rights. 

Swank Motion Pictures is a good place to start if you are interested in screening a relatively recent release. Criterion and Kino will be able to license some foreign and classic films. Film Movement distributes primarily recent foreign films. 

You should consult IMDb if you are unsure of a film's distributor, or if you are unable to find a film through one of the licensing service companies listed in the next column. After you find the distributor information through IMDb, you can then go through the process of contacting the distributor directly.



Vendor Contact Information for Screening Rights

Criterion Pictures USA, Inc.
1050 Oak Creek Drive
Lombard, IL 60148
Phone: 1-800-890-9494 Fax: 1-847-470-8194
General Inquiries:
Quote for Screening:

Film Movement
237 West 35th Street
Suite 604
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 1-866-YES-FILM (937-3456)
Host a Screening:

Kino Lorber, Inc.
333 W. 39th Street, Ste. 503
New York, N.Y. 10018
1-800-562-3330 or 1-212-629-6880
Fax: 1-212-714-0871
Email: or 

Milestone Film & Video 
P.O. Box 128
Harrington Park, NJ 07640-0128
1-800-603-1104 or 1-201-767-3117
Fax: 1-201-767-3035

Modern Sound Pictures 

Motion Picture Licensing Corporation (MPLC) 
5455 Centinela Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90066-6970
1-800-462-8855 or 1-310-822-8855
Fax 1-310-822-4440

Movie Licensing USA 
A division of Swank Motion Pictures, Inc.
201 South Jefferson Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63103-2579
Schools: 1-877-321-1300
Libraries: 1-888-267-2658
Other organizations: 1-800-876-5577
Fax:1-314-287-1748 (schools), 1-877-876-9873 (libraries)
Email: or 

New Yorker Films 
16 West 61st Street
New York, NY 10023
1-877-247-6200 or 1-212-247-6110
Fax: 1-212-307-7855

Swank Motion Pictures, Inc.
(800) 876-5577
If you work with Swank, be sure to use the "college campus" link on their website.


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