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At Home Use DVD: $20.00
This DVD is just for you. Perfect to explore at home with friends and family or to give as gifts to those who are interested in wanting to change the conversation on gun violence. Note that these DVDs are for HOME USE ONLY and are not licensed for public, community or educational screenings.
Licensed DVD – Educational & Community Use: $70.00
This DVD is licensed for use by organizations, libraries, schools and congregations doing free screenings and/or for in-house organizational use. May we also suggest using a screening kit instead – see below!
SPECIAL LIMITED TIME OFFER – Our Screening Tool Kit and Fundraising Pkg offers Win/Win pricing for all – $200.00 upfront cost that can easily come back to your group.
We need you to help us initiate screenings across America – and, we identify with and deeply understand the financial constraints of small organizations. So, to make it easy & affordable for your group to screen our films, these kits can be essentially free. They include one Licensed DVD, 10 posters (8×11) & 50 descriptive postcards – PLUS 10 extra Home Use dvds – for you to sell prior to, at, or following your event. Depending on your group’s objectives & community – you may well be able to cover the costs of the entire package.
EASY & ENGAGING DVD SALES THAT ACTUALLY GENERATE MORE ENERGY, ENTHUSIASM & ENGAGEMENT! Prior to the event is our favorite for many venues – this interaction can bring in community sponsors as stakeholders, whose names you might print in the program and who will be more likely to attend and bring others to your screening. At the event – auctions & raffles make sense for some groups and can be quite profitable – or just asking audience members to purchase the film. Following the event – audience members often want to purchase films after they’ve had a while to process – just let them know if you have any left to sell.
Visit our Screening Toolkit page for downloadable materials, an Event Planning Toolkit and much more.
What the law says
The Federal Copyright Act (Title 17, United States code, Public Law 94-553, 90 Stat. 2541) governs how copyrighted materials, such as movies, may be utilized publicly. Neither the rental nor the purchase or lending of a videocassette or DVD carries with it the right to exhibit such a movie publicly outside the home, unless the site where the video is used is properly licensed for copyright compliant exhibition.
This legal copyright compliance requirement applies to museums, film societies, parks and recreation departments, colleges, universities, public schools, day care facilities, summer camps, churches, private clubs, prisons, lodges, businesses, etc. regardless of whether admission is charged, whether the institution is commercial or non-profit or whether a federal, state or local agency is involved.
The movie studios who own copyrights, and their agents, are the only parties who are authorized to license sites such as museums, film societies, parks and recreation departments, businesses, etc. No other group or person has the right to exhibit or license exhibitions of copyrighted movies.
Furthermore, copyrighted movies borrowed from other sources such as public libraries, colleges, personal collections, etc. cannot be used legally for showing in colleges or universities or in any other site which is not properly licensed.
Unauthorized Public Exhibition of Movies
The concept of “public performance” is central to copyright and is the main issue of protection for these intellectual properties. Most of the persons participating in movie productions depend upon royalties for a major portion of their payment for work performed.
Royalties are the shares paid to movie producers, script writers, authors, computer programmers, playwrights, musicians, inventors, etc. out of the proceeds resulting from the sale, performance or use of their work. If these men and women lose ownership of their work and do not receive royalty revenue, much of which is collected through licensing fees, there will be little incentive for them to continue to invest their time, research and development costs to create future endeavors. If this happens, they must then look to the U.S. Copyright Law for assistance. Consequently, if their intellectual creations are being used by others who are not paying compensation (royalty) for the use, copyright law may need to be enforced.