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2014 pricing for Criterion Pictures licenses for public performance rights is now ready.
Criterion Pictures offers non-theatrical public performance licenses for feature films on an annual subscription basis. The movies that are licensed through Criterion are dependent upon the Studio and/or Producer. The list of Studios/Producers licensed by Criterion for public performance can be found at:
A license to Criterion Pictures enables your institution to offer public performances of feature films from the licensed Studios/Producers. Only those films licensed by Criterion are covered under this Criterion license.
There are two different license options available:
For public libraries, the price remains at $350 per site/branch for home release per year.
For academic libraries, academic libraries do not require a public performance license for educational purposes. Criterion Pictures has just released Criterion on Demand for academic institutions only and TAL is working on an offer for that.
Currently, all TAL libraries with a license have home release. Pre-release licenses are also available, but a new option is available for 2014 for pre-release viewing. For libraries that wish to view a pre-release title but only have a home-release licenses, you may contact Criterion Pictures to order a movie for $250 per unit. In addition to the license fee, there is a $20 charge to view for Paramount and Warner Brothers films.
From the vendor: As of August 1, 2013, Paramount Pictures and Warner Brothers have began supplying Criterion with pre-release DVD. In order to security to these two studios, Criterion had to purchase a machine that would watermark the DVD’s. There is an extra cost to our customers of $20.00 plus applicable taxes. who want to show a Paramount and Warner Brothers pre-release title. The branch that might want to show a pre-release title of either of these producers, would have to sign a separate Pin and Play separate Agreement.
Reporting is required. TAL has attempted to get remove this requirement, as requested by libraries, but this is something required by Criterion.
Each subscriber will get 12 reporting forms and at the end of each month, when movies are screened, a report is to be submitted by the subscriber directly to Criterion Pictures.
There is a separate schedule and reporting required for when Admission charges are applied; reporting is directly to Criterion Pictures as follows:
Each time an dmission fee is charged during the exhibition of a feature film from one of the Producers on the attached Schedule “A”, a box office report must be completed and returned to Criterion Pictures once the Licensee has recouped the cost of the License, via by fax or mail, according to the following procedure:
Criterion, must be called prior to the screening in order to send a box office report form. Please use our 1-800-565-1996 number.
The box office report must be completed and returned to Criterion Pictures, along with the payment of 35% of the proceeds, within seven (7) working days
If you would like to obtain a license through TAL or cancel your existing license, please respond with your decision to Christa Foley, firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, November 29, 2013.
Subscribers will be sent a subscribers’ agreement shortly. You are asked to fax a signed copy at your earliest convenience. This subscriber’s agreement will permit TAL to renew automatically for future renewals.
Libraries are not required to sign individual license agreements.
Current subscribers that do not provide cancellation notice by Friday, November 29, 2013 will be renewed automatically.