Swank Movie Licensing for Public Libraries Group Purchase Through IHLS for 2022
IHLS is partnering with RAILS and Swank Movie Licensing USA to offer your library a special, discounted rate for the annual public performance license, which runs from July 2022 through June 2023. Swank Movie Licensing provides public libraries and certain other institutions with the licensing needed to legally show films from the major Hollywood studios in their buildings to engage and entertain patrons. There is also an exception to the license to use some films outdoors, with event approval, on library property until December 31, 2022!
Benefits of the license
• Annual license grants unlimited showings of thousands of movies, from classics to new releases.
• Includes promotional materials to help promote your event and engage patrons.
• Show movies that you purchase, rent, or borrow in DVD, digital, or any legal format.
• You do not need to notify Swank of an indoor showing. A search tool is available to check if a movie is covered by the license. If the movie you would like to show is covered, you are free to show it at any time.
By signing up for Swank Movie Licensing through this partnership with IHLS, your library will receive a discounted rate, giving you the best value in movie licensing and the ability to expand film programming for patrons.
If you are interested in participating in the IHLS group purchase for Swank Movie Licensing for July 2022 through June 2023, please contact Cassandra Thompson for a quote for service. This offer is for new Swank customers only. However, for existing contracts, the IHLS discounts may apply at your next renewal.
About Public Library Movie Licensing with Swank
Which major Hollywood studios are covered by my license? and other FAQs
Swank is the only company authorized to offer libraries comprehensive movie licensing from these top studios:
Walt Disney Pictures • Warner Bros. Pictures • Paramount Pictures • Hollywood Pictures • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer • Sony Pictures • NBC Universal • DreamWorks Animation • Columbia Pictures • TriStar Pictures • Touchstone Pictures • Lionsgate • Summit Entertainment • New Line Cinema • Focus Features • 20th Century Studios • Searchlight Pictures
Outdoor Exception for Public Libraries
Titles covered by the annual license are eligible for outdoor showings on library property in most instances for 2022. Review the guidelines and submit an event request form to get started.