Exhibition FAQ

What constitutes a public performance?
Any exhibition of a movie outside the privacy of a home setting is legally a public performance.
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Do we need a license even if we don’t charge admission?
Yes, a license is required for all public performances whether admission is charged or not.
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What if a video seller or rental store says it's okay for us to exhibit rented or purchased movies?
Stores rent and sell movies for “home use only” and cannot provide legal permission for use outside the home. You can only obtain public exhibition licensing directly from Foundery Pictures.
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Who is legally responsible if a film is shown without a license?
The management of the venue or premises where the movie is shown is legally responsible for copyright infringement.
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I own the DVD! Why do I still need a license to show it outside my home?
The rental, purchase of a DVD or Blu-Ray carries with it the carefully specified right to watch the movie in your home with your family and friends.  These DVDs are clearly labelled "FOR HOME USE ONLY." Owning a home edition DVD does not carry with it the right to exhibit movies outside the home.
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Our small group is having an informal gathering in our facility. Do we still need a license?
A license needs to be obtained regardless of the number of people attending the screening, if the movie is to be shown outside your home.
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How many days can I show the movie?
"FLAT LICENSE" price is for a one-day rental. For each additional day shown, a fee of $100 will be charged. Generally, the film is exhibited free of charge for faculty and students.  A nominal admission can be charged to non-students.  If you wish to charge ticketed admission, or exhibit for several days, it's best to purchase the "TICKET SPLIT" license.  You are responsible to report the number of tickets sold and 50% of net sales are due to Foundery Pictures as movie rental.
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When will my movie arrive?
Your movie will arrive at least three business days before your show date. A full inspection and playback test of your DVD or Blu-Ray is required at that time. If your print has not arrived, call 336-946-2080. Payment of your full rental fee is required if there is not notification to Foundery Pictures at least one (1) business day prior to your show regarding undelivered or damaged prints. DVD or Blu-Ray copies are delivered to you at least three business days prior to your show. At this time it is necessary to view the ENTIRE movie in the actual equipment (including the projector) which will be used during your screening to make sure that all pieces of equipment are compatible with the DVD or Blu-Ray disc.
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How do I return the movie?
The exhibition copy must be returned on the first business day following the scheduled showing. Charges will apply for any delay in returning your movies from a late fee, up to and including an additional full rental charge for the movie. We include postage for your convenience on Blu-Ray and DVD shipments. The shipping and handling charge includes postage for delivery to you and return to us. You are responsible for the movie while it is in your possession and until we receive it at our facility in Lewisville, NC.
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How do I cancel my movie?
Any film may be canceled without obligation provided that Foundery Pictures receives written notification fourteen (14) days before the film is shipped or the full rental and handling charges must be paid.
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What do I do if my show date changes?
All show date changes must be made in writing and received by Foundery Pictures ten (10) days before the film is shipped, or the full rental and handling charges must be paid.
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What are the restrictions of the license for my movie?
Your order is for a limited license to exhibit only to the agreed upon time and place. Violation of this is subject to the penalties set forth in the Federal Copyright Act. No movie or any portion thereof may be copied or duplicated in any manner. Television, broadcasting or any type of electronic transmission of the movie is not permissible.
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Are there any advertising restrictions?
Typically, public exhibition licenses for academic institutions are specifically restricted non-theatrical showings, and public advertising through media such as public radio, public television or general public newspaper is prohibited. Advertising must be used exclusively to inform members or staff of movie showings via on-premises bulletin boards or direct mail.  HOWEVER, if no commercial theater in the market area has contracted to run the movie, Foundery Pictures will grant permission to advertise the screening.  This must be handled on a case-by-case basis.
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Can I plan a fundraiser with my movie?
If you wish to plan a fund raiser, you should sign up for the FUND RAISER LICENSE.
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What if my screening is affected by unforeseen circumstances?
In the event of inclement weather, electrical problems, projector malfunction or other problems that prevent you from showing your film on your scheduled date, you have the option to show the film again within one year at no additional rental charge. Regardless of rescheduling, all invoices are due at the time of the original show date. Only freight will be charged for the rescheduled show date. All advertising and admission policies still apply to the rescheduled show.
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Who do I call for billing and payment information?
For questions involving invoices and payments, please contact Foundery Pictures at 336-946-2080.
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Where do I send payment?
Initial license fee is paid online via PayPal.  Please mail "ticket split" reports and payments directly to:

FOUNDERY PICTURES
PO Box 1042
Lewisvile, NC 27023

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