Re: [Videolib] MPLC

Linda Duchin (linda.duchin@newyorkerfilms.com)
Thu, 19 Jul 2007 14:35:05 -0400

I don't understand why an academic library at a university which is simply
lending films to individuals and not showing films would need MPLC for a
performance license. I called MPLC and they are telling me that for
colleges, they limit the license to certain films like the "Christian films"
for example and do not include rights to the studio films. Something is not
quite making sense here although I'm sure the Florida example was bought in
good faith. Perhaps someone else can shed some light.on this.

Linda Duchin
Vice President, Non-theatrical Sales
New Yorker Films
85 Fifth Avenue, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10003
212-645-4600 Ext 211
(Fax) 212-645-3232
Linda.Duchin@NewYorkerFilms.com
www.NewYorkerFilms.com
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Kazlauskas, Diane" <dkazlaus@unf.edu>
To: <videolib@lists.berkeley.edu>
Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2007 12:27 PM
Subject: RE: [Videolib] MPLC

> They are aware that we are an academic library and that our feature
> films are available to the student body and may be viewed by individuals
> (not shown) in the library.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-videolib@lists.berkeley.edu
> [mailto:owner-videolib@lists.berkeley.edu] On Behalf Of Linda Duchin
> Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2007 11:30 AM
> To: videolib@lists.berkeley.edu
> Subject: Re: [Videolib] MPLC
>
> And MPLC is aware that you are not a public library and that you're
> showing
> films that are open to the entire student body?
> Linda Duchin
> Vice President, Non-theatrical Sales
> New Yorker Films
> 85 Fifth Avenue, 11th Floor
> New York, NY 10003
> 212-645-4600 Ext 211
> (Fax) 212-645-3232
> Linda.Duchin@NewYorkerFilms.com
> www.NewYorkerFilms.com
> toll free: 877-247-6200 x211
>
> THE LIVES OF OTHERS* VOLVER* BAMAKO* AN UNREASONABLE MAN* BLACK BOOK*
> CURSE
> OF THE GOLDEN FLOWER*THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY * WHO KILLED THE
> ELECTRIC CAR
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Kazlauskas, Diane" <dkazlaus@unf.edu>
> To: <videolib@lists.berkeley.edu>
> Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2007 10:34 AM
> Subject: RE: [Videolib] MPLC
>
>
> > The University of North Florida has purchased an MPLC license annually
> > for about 10 years. It's less than $200 yearly and I figure a good
> > -Good Faith- effort.
> >
> > DWk
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-videolib@lists.berkeley.edu
> > [mailto:owner-videolib@lists.berkeley.edu] On Behalf Of Linda Duchin
> > Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2007 5:09 PM
> > To: videolib@lists.berkeley.edu
> > Subject: Re: [Videolib] MPLC
> >
> > 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.
> > Linda Duchin
> > Vice President, Non-theatrical Sales
> > New Yorker Films
> > 85 Fifth Avenue, 11th Floor
> > New York, NY 10003
> > 212-645-4600 Ext 211
> > (Fax) 212-645-3232
> > Linda.Duchin@NewYorkerFilms.com
> > www.NewYorkerFilms.com
> > toll free: 877-247-6200 x211
> >
> > THE LIVES OF OTHERS* VOLVER* BAMAKO* AN UNREASONABLE MAN* BLACK BOOK*
> > CURSE
> > OF THE GOLDEN FLOWER*THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY * WHO KILLED THE
> > ELECTRIC CAR
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Barbara Rhodes, Media Consultant, Northeast Texas"
> > <medialibrarybird@earthlink.net>
> > 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
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> > > Northeast Texas Library System
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> control, preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats in
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