performance fees

debbie holmes (
Fri, 28 May 1999 18:12:14 -0700 (PDT)

Hi: I am writing to ask for help from the list. We would like to do two
things in the Library at our community college.

1. We would like to offer a film series in the Library Bldg. We want to
show 4 movies in a quarter. Each film or video will be associated with a
class such as an English class or a political science class. We would
only offer the series to students of the college. There will be a
lecture involved with the showing. We envision less than 30 students

2. We would also like to offer a film series which will be at a small
outdoor pavilion on the campus. At this film series we would like to
invite the public as well as a the campus community. It still would be
associated with a class but we would like to invite others to this
series. Possibly 100 people might attend this series.

Both of these film series will be sponsored by the library.
Do we to pay performance fees for both of these? How do we find out who
we need to pay the money to? What other things do we need to take into

Some of the movies that faculty have asked for are:

The original _Mummy_
_The Graduate_
_Big Man, Little Man_
_Manchurian Candidate_
_Westside Story_

Are there guidelines somewhere for this? Can you buy a blanket
performance rights like for music?
Thanks for the help in advance!!!

Best regards,
Debbie Holmes