NOTE: Not all films sold by these producers and distributors may have public performance rights, but all listed companies sell some materials with public performance rights. Some sell the same materials with and without such rights. Order carefully and note price differentials. For those companies who never grant public performance rights, click here. For off-air taping rights, go to Off-air taping rights for cable/satellite channels.

Website down, 1-17-09

Contacted 1-17-09

 

NOTE: Does not include rights to stream. Verified 1-17-09

NOTE: Includes broadcast rights through dates on web site. Verified 1-17-09

NOTE: Titles leased, not sold, for life of tape.  No first sale rights, so interlibrary loan is doubtful. Read license.  Verified 1-17-09

Verified 1-17-09

 

NOTE: Titles leased, not sold, for life of copy.  No first sale rights, so interlibrary loan is doubtful. Read license.  Verified 1-17-09

Learning (Altschul Group)
1560 Sherman Avenue, Suite 100
Evanston, Illinois 60201

800-323-9084

AIMS Multimedia
9710 DeSoto Avenue
Chatsworth, CA 91311

800-367-2467, ext. 448
http://www.aimsmultimedia.com/

Allied Video
P. O. Box 702618
Tulsa, OK 74170
800-926-5892
www.alliedvd.com/

Ambrose Video Publishing, Inc.
28 West 44th Street Suite 1115
New York, NY 10036

800-526-4663
www.ambrosevideo.com/

Annenberg/CPB
401 9th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004-2036

202-879-9648
http://www.learner.org/

 

ArtMattan Productions
535 Cathedral Parkway
Suite 14B

New York, NY 10025
 
http://www.africanfilm.com/

Attainment Company
PO Box 930160
Verona, WI 53593-0160

800-327-4269
www.attainmentcompany.com/

BFA (See Phoenix Films)

Bullfrog Films (all titles except those marked "home use only")
P.O. Box 149
Oley, PA 19547

800-543-3764
http://http://www.bullfrogfilms.com/

California Newsreel
149 Ninth Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

415-621-6196
http://http://www.newsreel.org/

: Titles leased, not sold, for life of tape.  No first sale rights, so interlibrary loan is doubtful.  Closed circuit in house OK, but no transfer to streaming server.  Read license.  Verified 1-17-09

Cambridge Documentary Films, Inc.
P.O. Box 390385
Cambridge, MA 02139-0004

617-484-3993
http://www.cambridgedocumentaryfilms.org/

Verified 1-17-09

Cambridge Educational 
200 American Metro Blvd., Ste 124
Hamilton, NJ 08619

800-257-5126
http://cambridge.films.com/

NOTE: Titles leased, not sold, for term contracted.  No first sale rights, so interlibrary loan is doubtful.  Closed circuit in house OK, but no transfer to streaming server.  Read license.  Verified 1-17-09

Chip Taylor Communications (discount, no-rights versions available)
2 East View Drive
Derry, NH 03038

800-876-CHIP (2447)
http://chiptaylor.com/

NOTE: Titles leased, not sold, for term contracted.  Note extensive list of licenses. Be sure to choose the license that covers any proposed use.  This vendor does sue.  Read license.  Verified 1-17-09

Choices Video (see World Almanac Education)

 

Churchill Films (see Clearvue/EAV)

 

The Cinema Guild
115 W. 30th St., Ste 800
New York, NY 10001

800-723-5522
http://www.cinemaguild.com/

Unknown.  Contacted 1-17-09

Classroom Video
4739 University Way, NE, Suite 1606
Seattle, WA 98105

800-665-4121
http://www.classroomvideo.com.au/

Unknown.  Contacted 1-17-09

CLEARVUE/eav
6465 North Avondale Avenue
Chicago, Illinois
. 60631-1996
800-253-2788
http://www.clearvue.com

Website down, 1-17-09

Contemporary Drama Service (see Meriweather Publishing, Ltd.)
http://www.contemporarydrama.com/

Verified 1-17-09

Coronet (see Phoenix Films)

 

Crystal Productions
800-255-8629
www.crystalproductions.com

Unknown.  Contacted 1-17-09

CVLI
888-771-2854
For licensing churches for public performances of entertainment video
http://www.cvli.com/

 

Design Video Communications (See First Light Video)

 

Disney Educational Productions (see website for specific limitations)
3800 W. Alameda Avenue, 16th Floor
Burbank, CA 91505
818-569-5991
http://dep.disney.go.com/index.html

Only when purchased from this site.

Educational Video Network, Inc.
1336 19th St.
Huntsville, TX 77340

800-762-0060
http://www.edvidnet.com/

 

Ergo Video (for additional fee)
PO Box 2037
Teaneck NJ 07666

877-539-4748
http://www.jewishvideo.com/

 

Fanlight Productions (except for specific titles marked "home use")
4196 Washington St.
Boston, MA 02131

800-937-4113
http://www.fanlight.com/

NOTE: Streaming is specifically prohibited without purchase of digital rights.

Films for the Humanities and Sciences
200 American Metro Blvd.
Hamilton, NJ 08619
800-257-5126
http://ffh.films.com/

NOTE: Titles leased, not sold, for term contracted.  No first sale rights, so interlibrary loan is doubtful.  Closed circuit in house OK, but no transfer to streaming server.  Read license.  Verified 1-17-09

First Light Video (for non-revenue uses)
2321 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291

800-262-8862
http://www.firstlightvideo.com/

NOTE: No streaming, closed circuit, or broadcast.  No interlibrary loan.  Verified 1-18-09

Forest Glen TV Productions  (for non-revenue uses in schools and colleges)
P.O. Box 101823
Fort Worth, Texas 76185-1823
817-920-9662
http://texashistory.com/

Verified 1-18-09

GPN (Reading Rainbow and others)
1407 Fleet St
Baltimore, MD 21231
800-228-4630
http://www.shopdei.com

  Sold for life of media.  No interlibrary loan outside the purchasing district. Closed circuit in one building OK. Verified 1-18-09

Guidance Associates
31 Pine View Road
Mount Kisco, NY 10549
800-431-1242
www.guidanceassociates.com

   No format transfer or streaming.  Verified 1-18-09

Home Vison (see Public Media)

 

Icarus Films (see First Run Features)
32 Court Street, 21st Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201        
718-488-8900
http://icarusfilms.com/

 : Titles leased, not sold, for life of copy.  No first sale rights, so interlibrary loan is doubtful. Read license.  Verified 1-17-09

  Media (limited titles)
2162 Broadway
New York, NY 10024-0621
800-233-9910
http://www.insight-media.com/win.html

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Standard Deviants School Video
78 First Street, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-541-8136
http://www.sdteach.com

 

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Instructional Video (all except those marked HUO “home use only”)
2219 C Street
Lincoln, NE 68502

800.228.0164
www.insvideo.com/

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International Historic Films, Inc. (most titles)
P.O. Box 29035
Chicago, IL 60629 USA

773-927-2900
http://
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January Productions
210 Sixth Avenue
Hawthorne, NJ 07507

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Keep America Beautiful
1010 Washington Boulevard
Stamford, CT  06901

203-323-8987, ext. 19
http://www.kab.org/

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Knowledge Unlimited
P.O. Box 52 (800) 356-2303
Madison, WI 53701
608-836-6660
www.ku.com/

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Learning Seed
330 Telser Road
Lake Zurich, IL 60047

800-634-4941
www.learningseed.com/

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Library Video Company (Schlessinger Media video titles only)
7 E. Wynnewood Road
Wynnewood, PA 19096

800-843-3620
http://http://www.libraryvideo.com/

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Library Video Network
320 York Road
Towson, MD 21204
 
800-441-TAPE
http://www.lvn.org/

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Live Oak Media
P.O. Box 652
Pine Plains, NY 12567

800-788-1121
http://www.liveoakmedia.com/

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Live Wire Media

273 Ninth St.

San Francisco, CA 94103

800-359-5437
www.livewiremedia.com/

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Lucerne Media
37 Ground Pine Road
Morris Plains
, NJ 07950
800-341-2293
http://
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Maypole Studios
18 Bartlett Square
Boston, MA 02130

877-622-5226
http://www.zevik.org/

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Media for the Arts (limited titles)
360 Thames Street, Suite 2N
Newport, Rhode Island 02840
800-554-6008
http://art-history.com/

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Meriwether Publishing, Ltd.
Box 7710
Colorado Springs  CO 80933
719-594-4422
www.meriwetherpublishing.com

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Motion Picture Licensing Corp.
800-462-8855
For licensing non-public schools, daycare centers, YMCAs, etc.
http://www.mplc.com/

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Movie Licensing USA
201 South Jefferson Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63103-2579

877-321-1300
www.movlic.com
For licensing public schools, public libraries, etc.

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National Film Board of Canada
350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 4820
New York, NY 10118
212-629-8890

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http://www.nfbc.ca/
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National Geographic Educational
School Publishing
P.O. Box 10597
Des Moines, IA 50340-0597
800-368-2728
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/education/
* Note: only for titles bought directly from the producer. National Geographic titles bought from jobbers do not include public performance rights.

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New Dimension Media
680 North Lake Shore Dr, Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60611
800-288-4456
http://www.ndmquestar.com/

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New Day Films
22-D Hollywood Avenue
Hohokus NJ 07423 USA

888-367-9154
http://www.newday.com/

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USANoodlehead Network
107 Intervale Ave.
Burlington, VT 05401

800-639-5680
http://
www.noodlehead.com/

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Partridge Films (see Survival Anglia)

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PBS Video (all lines except PBS Home Video)
1320 Braddock Place
Alexandria, VA 22314
800-424-7963
http://www.pbs.org/
* Note: only for titles bought directly from the producer. PBS titles bought from jobbers do not include public performance rights.

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Phoenix Learning Group (including Phoenix, BFA and Coronet) (most products)
2349 Chaffee Drive
St. Louis, MO 63146
800-221-1274
http://www.phoenixlearninggroup.com/

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Princeton Book Company
P.O. Box 831
Hightstown, New Jersey 08520-0831

http://www.dancehorizons.com/

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Public Media (public performance rights available on some titles for extra fee)
http://www.publicmedia.com/

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Pyramid Media, Inc.
P.O.Box 1048
Santa Monica, CA 90406

800-421-2304
http://http://www.pyramidmedia.com/

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Questar, Inc.
680 N. Lake Shore Dr., Ste 900
Chicago, IL 60611

312-397-2156
http://http://www.questar1.com/

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Revels, Inc. (videos only)
Department R
80 Mount Auburn Street
Watertown, Massachusetts 02472-3930
617-972-8300
http://www.revels.org/langstaff_video.html

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Rich-Heape Films, Inc. (limited titles)
5952 Royal Lane, Suite 254-4
Dallas, Texas 75230
888-600-2922
http://www.richheape.com/

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RMi Media Productions
www.rmimedia.com/

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Scholastic, Inc. (all titles except those marked “Home Use Only”)
555 Broadway
New York, NY 10012-3999
800-724-6527
http://
www.scholastic.com

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Shopware, Inc.
P.O. Box 921
Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852-0921
304-744-9323
http://www.shopware-usa.com/

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Spoken Arts
195 South White Rock Road
Holmes, New York 12531

800-326-4090
http://www.spokenartsmedia.com/

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Sunburst Communications
101 Castleton Street, Suite 201
Pleasantville, NY 10570

800-338-3457, ext. 2268
http://www.sunburstvm.com/

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SuperSitters (See actiVision)

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Survival Anglia, Ltd. (for a fee, on a very limited basis)

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SVE & Churchill Media
6677 North Northwest Highway
Chicago, IL 60631

800-829-1900
http://
www.svemedia.com

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Swank, Inc.
201 S. Jefferson Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63103-2579

800-876-5577
www.swank.com
Licensing for individual showings of movies by a limited list of producers, including Disney. Expurgated movies (R rated movies with objectionable material removed.)

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Thinking allowed
2560 9th Street, Suite 123
Berkeley CA 94710
 
800/999-4415
http://www.thinkingallowed.com/

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TMW (Tell Me Why) Media Group (for non-revenue uses)
2321 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291
800-262-8862
www.tmwmedia.com/

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United Learning (see AGC/United Learning)

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United Wildlife (see Survival Anglia)

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University of California Extension
Center for Media and Independent Learning
2000 Center Street, Fourth Floor
Berkeley, CA 94704-1223
510-642-0460
http://www-cmil.unex.berkeley.edu/media/

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Video Aided Instruction
485-34 South Broadway
Hicksville, NY 11801-5071
800-238-1512
http://www.videoaidedinstruction.com/

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The Video Project
200 Estates Dr.
Ben Lomond, CA 95005

800-4-PLANET
http://
www.videoproject.org

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VisionQuest Video (see TMW Video Group)

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Weston Woods (all titles except those marked “Home use only”)
143 Main St.
Norwalk, CT 06851
800-243-5020
www.scholastic.com/westonwoods

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World Almanac Education
369 S. Doheny Drive
PMB #1105
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
310-358-0885
http://www.worldalmanacvideo.com/

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Page last updated on Jan. 18, 2009. This information supplements a list included in Copyright for Schools: a Practical Guide, 4th edition (Linworth Publishing). This site maintained by Carol Simpson, Ed.D., JD, University of North Texas School Library and Information Sciences (ret.), Denton, TX.