Criterion’s Awesome Movie License

With Criterion Pictures’ Library of Premiere Videos growing and the technological changes in the market place, Criterion’s Public Performance Movie license has become increasingly popular. Criterions’ License is a cost-effective, convenient and profit-generating way to show feature films. If you are not familiar with this service, an outline of its basic components is listed below:

Important: This License is available to all Institutions and is required, according to the Canadian Copyright Act, by those institutions who show movies publicly. A Public Performance License is required regardless of whether admission is charged. Recreation Centres, Bus Companies, Libraries, Colleges and Universities, Elementary Schools, High Schools, Camps, Resorts, Hospitals and Prisons are all required to have a Public Performance License for movies that are shown for entertainment, non-curriculum, purposes.
Please note, Educational Institutions are only exempt from Public Performance rights when a title is shown for educational purposes, in a classroom setting, as part of the curriculum.

Criterion’s Public Performance Movie License:
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Provides the Institution with access to Criterion Pictures’ Exclusive Premiere Video Collection (Some restrictions apply). Premiere videos are those titles that are available exclusively from Criterion Pictures, on Pin&Play DVD format, months before they are available at local video stores. Access to posters and other advertising materials(When Available).

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Enables you to charge admission so that your costs can be recouped and fund-raising can begin.

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Criterion's Educational Handbook available on printed catalogue

You Will Need:
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A video projection unit and a room to show it.

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A group of people who are willing to volunteer their time to plan, promote and run the movie event.

Restrictions:
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You can only show a film from the studios we have the non-theatrical rights to (Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight, Sony Pictures Classics, eOne Films, Lions Gate Films, Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Mongrel Media, and many more).

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Advertising can only be done on the premise of the Institution.

Cost:
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The cost of the license is an annual fee and depends upon a number of criteria.

Additional Fees:
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The only other additional cost relates to shipping and handling fees. We do not charge for the posters just the handling and shipping of them. Please note that shipping costs depend on your location. All product is shipped from our Toronto Office and prices can therefore fluctuate.
Free Services:
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Criterion operates a toll-free number so that provincial ratings, programming ideas and movie selections can be obtained at all times.

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Criterion distributes a monthly email keeping you posted on new and current releases, new premiere Pin&Play DVDs, programming suggestions and movie news.

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Criterion’s goal is to help your film program succeed. We are continually open to suggestions. We promise to listen to any concerns you may have and help in any way we can to make your film program a huge success. Ultimately your success is ours.

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