Film Screenings & Public Performance Rights

Important: About Your Auditorium Request

If you plan to show a movie, you must obtain public performance rights prior to the film screening. Please read the information below.

How to Obtain Public Performance Rights

  1. If the video is owned by ZSR, discover who is the distributor of the film by searching for the title on the web.
  2. Contact the rights holder to see if we may have the rights bundled with the purchase or if it is an additional cost.
  3. If the video is not owned by ZSR, identify the distributor and discover if purchasing the institutional copy of the DVD will provide public performance rights. ZSR may be able to purchase the DVD with performance rights if we have funding available and if the title will conform to our collection development policy.
  4. Purchase the rights (or request the DVD be purchased with the rights) and bring proof of the rights to the Z. Smith Reynolds Library at least 24 hours before the film will be shown.

If you need help, please contact Mary Beth Lock, Director of Access Services.


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