Licensing Information

Our standard institutional licensing packages are designed to provide colleges, universities and qualified nonprofits with the best value for multiple uses, and our one-time community screening licenses allow any organization to exhibit high-quality films for a reasonable fee. Please note that all licensing carries restrictions on audience numbers and/or geographic range.


CLASSROOM RIGHTS allow unlimited use in face-to-face classroom situations for the life of the media, restricted to a single campus or location. Please note that this license doesn’t include public screenings or digital transmission of any kind.

PUBLIC PERFORMANCE RIGHTS (PPR) allow educational and nonprofit groups to exhibit our films to groups of 100 or fewer individuals where admission is not charged. The term of the public performance license is for the life of the DVD. However, if you intend to charge admission, expect an audience over 100, or publicly advertise the screening, then we ask that you contact us regarding an exhibition fee. Films purchased without Public Performance Rights are restricted for individual viewing or face-to-face teaching in the classroom only. Restricted to use on a single campus or usual place of presentation.

DIGITAL SITE LICENSES (DSL) allow colleges, universities and nonprofits to locally host and stream to their community on a closed, password-protected system for the life of the digital file. Restricted to use on a single campus and to those enrolled in online classes at that campus.


CUSTOM SCREENING LICENSES (price varies) provide any group with a one-time screening, with fees based on the number expected to attend (or size of venue) and whether you plan to charge admission.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What are the benefits of a Digital Site License?

A. Hosted on your password-protected system, a DSL allows unlimited streaming for the life of the file. Films can be viewed from multiple locations simultaneously, increasing the number of individuals who can them. Studies show that today’s students expect streaming and that use of media is often increased by this capability. All digital site licenses include a copy of the Blu-ray or DVD.

Q. Are Digital Site Licenses available for all films distributed by Music Box Films?

A. Almost all films in our library are available Digital Site Licenses – if you have questions about any titles, please contact us at


Q. How do I purchase Public Performance Rights from Music Box Films?

A. Standard institutional licenses can be obtained directly from our site by bonafide institutions.
If you want to book a film for a community screening, contact with the title of the film, date you wish to hold a screening, the expected number of attendees, and whether you plan to charge admission.

Q. My organization wants a license to screen a film on an unlimited basis – do you offer that?

A. All licensing carries limitations in order to protect the rights of the filmmakers and their investors, as well as the rights of others who have licensed those films.

A. For answers to other questions, please contact us directly: