RE: public performance rights, again

Gena Zelenka (
Tue, 22 May 2001 07:12:40 -0700 (PDT)

We use Swank Films (they do NOT trade in porno like their name implies!) and
Criterion. and The PPR are built in to the
films we show. First run are most expensive. I'm doing a film noir series
in the fall and those films are running between $150-300. Hope this helps,

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Blaine Waterman
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2001 5:27 PM
To: Gena Zelenka
Subject: Re: public performance rights, again

My understanding is that the umbrella license is ludicrously expensive for
the scale of exhibition you're contemplating. Might be easier and cheaper
to rent tape or 16mm from a distributor with PPR built into the rental
price. Classic fims are usually $150-$250 from them. Sorry, distributor
names are escaping me for the moment....


>> From: Susan Shaw <>
>> Reply-To:
>> Date: Mon, 21 May 2001 10:52:15 -0700 (PDT)
>> To: Multiple recipients of list <>
>> Subject: public performance rights, again
>> Dear all,
>> After looking through the archives, I'm a little puzzled about that MPLC
>> (?), from which you can obtain ppr for a year, say, for all the films
>> going to show once.
>> Here's the deal: our library wants to show a movie a month during our
>> centennial year. At this point, I think we're doing one showing per
>> I had thought we needed ppr for each film, but maybe we could just do one
>> payment to this corporation or organization---can't recall the name and
>> notes are somewhere else--that would be *so* much easier. Can it be
>> Susan Shaw
>> San Antonio Public Library
Blaine Waterman
Audiovisual Center Librarian
San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin Street SF, CA 94102
415-557-4461; fax 415-557-4424