Re: PPR and limits on promotion/publicity

Jessica Rosner (
Mon, 17 Dec 2001 16:26:41 -0800 (PST)

This is actually the infamous "Disney " rule. And these guys aren't kidding
Back when I was at Films Inc they went ballistic when some place in the
middle of nowhere listed the Disney animated film they were showing in a
flyer ( Luckily it turned out not to be an FI date). All this basically
dates back to the old film print days when Disney animated films were only
released in cycles. Just one of those weird things they never bothered to
change. None of the other studios care.
Jessica Rosner
Kino International
333 W 39th St. 503
NY NY 10018

> From: Jim Scholtz <> > Reply-To: > Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2001 16:02:16 -0800 (PST) > To: Multiple recipients of list <> > Subject: Re: PPR and limits on promotion/publicity > > Hi Mike, Yes it does seem rediculous doesn't it, but the law concerning > copyright approaches the rediculous sometimes. According to MPLC, you may > advertise in-house by title (this includes house organs - newsletters, etc. > but not in general public media (newspapers, television, radio - I wonder > if a web page is public? - probably.) However, you can advertise a film > program at the library with specific dates and themes, but just not mention > the titles. It is this type of contractual thinking that is weird - the > MPAA just doesn't want movie theatres to lose business - like they would > compete with public libraries?. > > Jim Scholtz. > > > At 01:37 PM 12/17/01 -0800, you wrote: >> This has come up before, but I'd be interested in hearing from anyone who >> publicly shows films/videos in a library (not a classroom setting) and who >> has dealt with either Motion Picture Licensing Corp. or Modern Sound >> Pictures Inc. Both of them state that public advertisting of licensed >> films/videos is prohibited. So how is one supposed to promote the >> screenings? Is in-house publicity allowed? It seems like a ridiculous >> limitation, esp. considering the high licensing fees involved. >> >> Mike >> >> Mike Boedicker >> Audiovisual Director & Webmaster >> Danville Public Library >> 319 N. Vermilion, Danville, IL 61832 >> (217) 477-5223 ext. 123 / Fax: (217) 477-5230 >> >> >> >> >> _________________________________________________________________ >> MSN Photos is the easiest way to share and print your photos: >> >> >> > <html> > <img src="0" width=10 height=10 alt="Emacs!"></html>