Re: [Videolib] MPLC

Linda Duchin (linda.duchin@newyorkerfilms.com)
Wed, 18 Jul 2007 17:08:47 -0400

It is my understanding that both MPLC and Movie Licensing USA do NOT give
blanket licenses to colleges. If anyone knows otherwise, I would be
interested (very) to know.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Barbara Rhodes, Media Consultant, Northeast Texas"
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To: <videolib@lists.berkeley.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2007 4:29 PM
Subject: Re: [Videolib] MPLC

> Movie Licensing USA is the umbrella licensing company that has Swank as
its parent company. I don't know what their rules are for colleges, but
their phone number is 888-267-2658.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> >From: jrosner@kino.com
> >Sent: Jul 18, 2007 12:19 PM
> >To: videolib@lists.berkeley.edu
> >Subject: Re: [Videolib] MPLC
> >
> >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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> Barbara Rhodes
> Media Consultant
> Northeast Texas Library System
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VIDEOLIB is intended to encourage the broad and lively discussion of issues relating to the selection, evaluation, acquisition,bibliographic control, preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats in libraries and related institutions. It is hoped that the list will serve as an effective working tool for video librarians, as well as a channel of communication between libraries,educational institutions, and video producers and distributors.