An educational license is:
Used for internal-educational purposes by the organization/institution purchasing the title.
If the license includes public performance rights (PPR), the film may also be exhibited internally for members of the organization only. Such exhibitions may not be publicly advertised, and must be screened for non-paying audiences.
This license is good for the life of the format.
Purchasing multiple titles, or several copies of the same title, can result in a substantial discount if a custom quote is requested.
Universities, Colleges, Corporations License (with PPR)
This license is for colleges, universities, and corporations who want to own a copy of the title for their library or office. With this license, the film may be used by students, staff and faculty in classrooms or for private home-use, by patrons, or it may be screened by the library for members at no cost. Additionally, corporations may use this license as an educational tool for their employees.
K-12, Public Libraries, Non-Profits & Government Agencies (with PPR)
This license is for high schools, public libraries, government agencies, and community organizations (such as church groups and civic organizations). These licenses are discounted up to 75% per title to make our films more accessible to these organizations. The use of the film must be in-house, for educational purposes only.
Public Libraries License (without PPR)
Public libraries can purchase an educational license without Public Performance Rights (PPR) for a significantly discounted price. The purpose of this license is strictly for lending to patrons for home-use viewing. If this license type is available for a Coulee Productions title, the price will be indicated under "Public Libraries (without PPR)" on the online catalog pages.
A screening license is:
Used for a one time showing off a film to a larger audience.
The type of screening license depends on the location of the screening.
Any screening event that is open to the public requires a screening license.
With a screening license you can charge admission, accept donations and advertise your screening.
Community Screening License
A community screening license is necessary for any public showing of a film that is in a community venue such as a theater, church, or any venue open to members of the public. A discount can be offered for multiple screenings, and possibly for limited budgets. By purchasing a community screening license, you are able to screen the film to an audience at no charge, or for suggested donation or required admissions. We encourage the use of Coulee Productions community screening licenses for fundraising purposes, and we offer discounted wholesale prices on home-use copies of the film to sell at the screening in order to recoup some of the license fee cost.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about screening licensing and/or wholesale DVD purchase.
Digital Site Licenses (DSL)
Coulee Productions offers educational digital site licenses (DSL) for a portion of our educational collection. Coulee Productions DSLs are required to be hosted on a single password protected institutional server. DSLs are licensed for the life of format, and delivered digitally. The prices for DSLs are indicated under "Digital Site Licenses" on the online catalog pages where applicable.
A portion of our titles are available for home-use viewing. Home video purchasers may use the videos only within the home, for screening among friends and family. The price for home-use licensing for select titles is indicated under "home-use (without PPR)" on the online catalog pages.
Resources for Universities & Colleges
Understanding License Terms
The Federal Copyright Act (Title 17 of the US Code) governs how copyrighted materials, such as movies, may be used. Neither the rental nor the purchase of a copy of a copyrighted work carries with it the right to publicly exhibit the work. No additional license is required to privately view a movie or other copyrighted work with a few friends and family or in certain narrowly defined face-to-face teaching activities. However, bars, restaurants, private clubs, prisons, lodges, factories, summer camps, public libraries, daycare facilities, parks and recreation departments, churches, and non-classroom use at schools and universities are all examples of situations where a public performance license must be obtained. This legal requirement applies regardless of whether an admission fee is charged, whether the institution or organization is commercial or nonprofit, or whether a federal or state agency is involved. More information is available here.
Educational Public Performance Rights (PPR) can often vary from distributor to distributor. This resource page outlines Coulee Productions specific PPR licensing terms.
Basic Purchasing Information
Coulee Productions can accept purchase orders through email. Our invoices are on a net 45 pay period.
Orders are typically processed within 48 business hours and shipped first class. Please note in your purchase order if you have specific shipping needs.
Public Performance Rights (DVD License)
This license covers the physical media/DVD purchase of a film. The license length is life of format. It allows for all university affiliates (affiliates defined as current students, staff, and faculty) to view the film individually or in a group-setting without limitation on audience size or venue type so long as audiences are in a single physical space. Screenings must be for non-paying audiences in a non-commercial fashion. Any public viewing on campus, such as student organizations hosting a viewing for university affiliates, or playing the film on a campus theater for university affiliates would all necessitate the purchase of this PPR license.
Public Performance Rights DSL (Digital Site License)
This license covers the digital purchase of a film. The license length is life of format. It allows for all university affiliates (affiliates defined as current students, staff, and faculty) to view the film individually or in a group-setting without limitation on audience size or venue type. Screenings must be for non-paying audiences in a non-commercial fashion. Any public viewing on campus, such as student organizations hosting a viewing for university affiliates, or playing the film on a campus theater for university affiliates necessitates the purchase of this PPR license. By copyright law, any classroom streaming necessitates a public performance rights purchase.