PRODUCERS WHO OFFER PUBLIC PERFORMANCE RIGHTS

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 that never grant public performance rights, click here. For off-air taping rights, go to Off-air taping rights for cable/satellite channels. Note that public performance rights are NOT necessary for a performance that meets the § 110(1) requirements for the face-to-face teaching exemption.

Learning (Altschul Group)
1560 Sherman Avenue, Suite 100
Evanston, Illinois 60201
800-323-9084

Website down, 1-17-09

 

AIMS Multimedia
9710 DeSoto Avenue
Chatsworth, CA 91311
800-367-2467, ext. 448
http://www.aimsmultimedia.com/

Contacted 1-17-09

 

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/

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

 

Annenberg/CPB
401 9th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004-2036
202-879-9648
http://www.learner.org/

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

 

Aquarius Health Care Media
18 North Main Street
Sherborn, MA 01770
888-440-2963

www.aquariousproductions.com

NOTE: no internal closed circuit allowed. 

Unknown 2-28-09

 

ArtMattan Productions
535 Cathedral Parkway
Suite 14B
New York, NY 10025 
http://www.africanfilm.com/

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

 

Attainment Company
PO Box 930160
Verona, WI 53593-0160
800-327-4269
www.attainmentcompany.com/

Verified 1-17-09

 

BFA (See Phoenix Films)
 

BioMedia Associates
P.O. Box 1234
Beaufort, SC 29901-1234
877-661-5355

http://www.ebiomedia.com/

Programs leased, not sold.  No first sale rights, so interlibrary loan is doubtful.  Read license.  Verified 2-28-09

 

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/

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

 

California Newsreel
149 Ninth Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
415-621-6196
http://
http://www.newsreel.org/

NOTE: 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)

 

CinéFête
1586 Fleury East, suite 210
H2C 156
Montreal, QC
Canada
800-858-2183

http://usa.cinefete.ca/

NOTE: Any duplication, streaming, format change, or centralized library circulation is prohibited without payment of additional fee.  If you are in the US, make sure you are on the US side of the site because available rights vary.  Verified 2-28-09

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/

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)

 

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

NOTE: 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.

 

Film Ideas, Inc.
308 North Wolf Rd.
Wheeling, IL 60090
800 • 475 • 3456

http://www.filmideas.com/

Streaming, duplication, download and ITV rights available for license. Verified 2-28-09

 

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)

 

Human Relations Media
41 Kensico Drive
Mount Kisco, NY 10549
800-431-2050

http://www.hrmvideo.com

Verified 2-28-09

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

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

 

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

NOTE: No streaming or admission charge.

Verified 1-18-09

 

Instructional Video (all except those marked HUO “home use only”)
2219 C Street
Lincoln, NE 68502
800.228.0164
www.insvideo.com/

Verified 1-25-09

 
International Historic Films, Inc. (only for additional fee)
P.O. Box 29035
Chicago, IL 60629 USA
773-927-2900
http://
ihffilm.com/info.html

Verified 1-25-09

 

Keep America Beautiful
1010 Washington Boulevard
Stamford, CT  06901
203-323-8987, ext. 19
http://www.kab.org/

NOTE: PPR only if not edited in any way.

Verified 1-25-09

 

Kentucky Educational Television
560 Cooper Dr.
Lexington, KY 40502-2200
800.354.9067

http://www.ketadultlearning.org

NOTE:  No interlibrary loan, broadcast, streaming, or format transfer.  Verified 2-28-09
 

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

NOTE: Performance rights for any group in school as long as no admission charged. No rights for streaming servers or closed circuit.

Unknown 2-28-09

 

Landmark Media
3450 Slade Run Drive
Falls Church, VA, 22042
800.342.4336

http://www.landmarkmedia.com/

NOTE: No transmission, copying, format transfer, or broadcast of any kind without permission.  Verified 2-28-09

 

Learning Seed
641 Lake St.
Chicago, IL 60661
800-634-4941
www.learningseed.com/

NOTE: Public performance rights only. No conversion for streaming or distance delivery without specific rights. Contact publisher. Verified 1-25-09.

 

Library Video Company (Schlessinger Media video titles only)
7 E. Wynnewood Road
Wynnewood, PA 19096
800-843-3620
http://
http://www.libraryvideo.com/

NOTE: Limited public performance rights for Schlessinger titles only. Any groups in school and through closed circuit same building. No copies to digital server.  Other producer's titles receive no public performance rights.   Verified 1-25-09

 

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

NOTE: Watch for titles for which no public performance rights are offered.  Verified 1-25-09

 

Live Oak Media
P.O. Box 652
Pine Plains, NY 12567
800-788-1121
http://www.liveoakmedia.com/

Verified 1-25-09

 

Live Wire Media
273 Ninth St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
800-359-5437
www.livewiremedia.com/

Verified  1-25-09

 

Lucerne Media
37 Ground Pine Road
Morris Plains, NJ 07950
800-341-2293
http://
www.lucernemedia.com

Unknown if licensed or sold.  1-25-09

 

Master Communications, Inc.
4480 Lake Forest Drive, Suite 302
Cincinnati, OH 45242-3726
(513) 563-3100

http://www.master-comm.com/

Verified  2-28-09

 

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

License to digitize analog materials available. Verified 1-25-09

 

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

Verified 1-25-09

 

ModuMath Multimedia Video
One Foundation Circle
Waunakee, Wisconsin 53597-8914
608-849-2424

http://www.modumath.org/

NOTE: Online only. Governed by license.  Verified 2-28-09

 

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

Verified 1-25-09

 

Movie Licensing USA
10795 Watson Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63127
877-321-1300
www.movlic.com
For licensing public schools, public libraries, etc.

Verified 1-26-09

 

Moving Images Distribution
402 West Pender Street, Suite 606
Vancouver, BC  V6B 1T6
800.684.3014

http://www.movingimages.ca/

Verified 2-28-09

 

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

http://www.nfbc.ca/
 

For public performance rights, be sure to get the "Professionals" products. No networking permission given.

Verified 1-26-09

 

National Geographic Educational
School Publishing
P.O. Box 11305
Des Moines, IA 50347
800-627-5162
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.  No archival or transfer rights, and no editing allowed.

Verified 2-10-09

 

New Dimension Media
307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 500
Chicago, IL 60601
800-288-4456
http://www.ndmquestar.com/

Verified 2-10-09

 

New Day Films
190 Route 17M
P.O. Box 1084
Harriman, NY 10926
888-367-9154
http://www.newday.com/

NOTE: Titles leased, not sold, for life of copy.  No first sale rights, so interlibrary loan is doubtful. Read license. No backups, digitization, or transfers allowed.  Not available for distance learning.  Public performance rights included in license.

Verified 2-10-09

Noodlehead Network
10 Colbert St
Burlington, VT 05452
800-639-5680
http://
www.noodlehead.com/

Verified 2-10-09

 

Partridge Films (see Survival Anglia)

 

PBS Video (all lines except PBS Home Video)
1320 Braddock Place
Alexandria, VA 22314
800-424-7963
http://teacher.shop.pbs.org/

NOTE: Titles leased, not sold, for life of copy.  No first sale rights, so interlibrary loan is doubtful. Read license. May use on in-building closed circuit.  Public performance rights (no admission charge) included in license.  No editing allowed, and each program must be shown in its entirety.

Verified 2-10-09

 

Princeton Book Company
614 Route 130
Hightstown, New Jersey 08520
http://
www.dancehorizons.com/

800-220-7149

NOTE: Company distributes video for several producers. Verify what rights are available for each title.  Proprietary video has PPRs.

Verified  2-10-09

 

Pyramid Media, Inc.
P.O.Box 1048
Santa Monica, CA 90406
800-421-2304
http://www.pyramidmedia.com/

NOTE: Titles leased, not sold, for life of copy.  Interlibrary loan only available if "institutional use" license is purchased and interlibrary loan is disclosed on order. Read license.  Public performance rights (no admission charge) included in license. 

Verified 2-10-09

 

Questar, Inc.
307 N. Michigan Ave., Ste 500
Chicago, IL 60601
800-544-8422
http://www.questar1.com/

NOTE: Public performance only available for fee of $149.00.  No digital rights for streaming or transfer to a digital server without purchase of additional rights.  No archival rights.

Verified 2-10-09

 

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

NOTE: Performance rights available only for extra charge.  No interlibrary loan.

Verified 2-10-09

 

Rising Star Education
5251 W 73rd Street
Suite C
Edina, MN 55439

888-900-4090
http://www.risingstarteducation.com

Verified 8-23-09

 

Schlessinger Video (See Library Video Company)

 

Scholastic, Inc. (all titles except those marked “Home Use Only”)
557 Broadway
New York, NY 10012-3999
800-243-5020
http://
www.scholastic.com

NOTE: use caution in ordering.

Verified 2-10-09

 

Shopware Films, Inc.
200 American Metro Blvd., Ste 124
Hamilton, NJ 08619
800-257-5126
http://www.shopware-usa.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

 

SISU Home Entertainment, Inc.
340 W. 39th Street, 6th floor
New York, NY 10018
212-947-7888

http://www.sisuent.com/

NOTE: Public performance rights only available for extra charge. Verified 2-28-09

 

Slim Goodbody Corp.
PO Box 242
Lincolnville Center, ME. 04850
207-763-2820
 
Verified 3-16-09
 
Spoken Arts
195 South White Rock Road
Holmes, New York 12531
800-326-4090
http://www.spokenartsmedia.com/

Verified 2-10-09

 

Sunburst Communications
101 Castleton Street, Suite 201
Pleasantville, NY 10570
800-338-3457, ext. 2268
http://www.sunburstvm.com/

NOTE: Digital delivery license needed to put media on streaming server.

Verified 2-10-09

 

SVE & Churchill Media  (See Discovery)

 

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.)  For one-time showings, choose OTHER.

Verified 2-11-09

 

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

Verified 2-11-09

 

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

NOTE: May not be put on streaming server.

Verified 2-11-09

 

United Learning (see Discovery Education)

 

VEA Inc. (Visual Education America)
10 Mitchell Place
Suite 103
White Plains, NY 10601
866 727 0840
www.veavideo.com

Verified 3-14-09

 

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

Verified 2-11-09

The Video Project (for non-revenue uses)
200 Estates Dr.
Ben Lomond, CA 95005
800-4-PLANET
http://
www.videoproject.org

Verified 2-11-09

 

VisionQuest Video  (See TMW Video)

 

Visual Learning Company
25 Union Street,
Brandon, VT 05733
800-453-8481
http://www.visuallearningco.com

NOTE: No transfer to different format.

Verified 2-14-09

Weston Woods (see Scholastic)
 

WGBH Boston Video
P.O. Box 2284
South Burlington, VT 05407
888-255-93231

http://shop.WGBH.org

NOTE: complex set of rights.

Verified 3-14-09

 

Page last updated on Mar. 14, 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.