Your second situation (a film series) absolutely requires rights...no
getting around it.
Securing rights is never that easy...that is to say, tracking down whom to
contact to secure the rights is often a pain. You don't mention whether
you're gonna be showing 16mm or video. You might start with Swank Motion
>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_
>_Big Man, Little Man_
>Are there guidelines somewhere for this? Can you buy a blanket
>performance rights like for music?
>Thanks for the help in advance!!!
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