performance rights for student-run film series?

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  • hello,

    I am a librarian, but I post this in my capacity as a graduate student. I am hoping to sponsor a fim series in the department in which I am studying. What are the performance rights issues? The film series would fulfil requirements for an independent study for my degree, so I would think that it would be considered a teaching activity and not entertainment.
    What part do publicity of the events and access to the venue play in securing performance rights? What about feature films vs. 'non-dramatic' works? There would be no admission charge and access would be restricted to grad students and faculty in the dept.


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