Re: [Videolib] MPLC

jrosner@kino.com
Wed, 18 Jul 2007 13:19:24 -0400

There are two very similar named companies
I think I may have the wrong one.Swank's is something like
Moving Picture licensing corp
Bottom line is that Swank reps most major studios for College market
so they are the only ones who can do any licensing.

Quoting Christine Godin <diractor@yahoo.com>:

> Unless it's in really tiny print, there is nothing on the MPLC site to
> indicate they are part of Swank. I think there is a similar-sounding agency
> out there that IS part of Swank. I have emailed MPLC and asked again about
> the umbrella license and our eligibility. No reply yet.
>
> Christine
>
> jrosner@kino.com wrote:
> They don't because they are a division of SWANK but I think SWANK itself
> might
> do some kinds of blanket licenses for colleges on the films they rep.
>
> Jessica
> ( suffering her first loss after 4 straight Cub wins on vacation in Chicago)
>
>
> Quoting Christine Godin :
>
> > On another list, someone asked about PPR again and another poster suggested
> > they contact the MPLC for an umbrella license. I had tried that route and
> was
> > told that they do not sell those licenses to colleges. Am I mistaken?
> Should
> > I have presented myself as the college library and only the library as
> > presenter?
> >
> > Their brochure is enticing and makes it sound soooo easy. However, I assume
> > if it were that easy to obtain this umbrella license we would not have had
> > the extended conversation on this topic.
> >
> > Has any other college on the list managed to make this deal?
> >
> > Christine Godin
> > Northwest Vista College
> >
> >
> >
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