Welcome to MPLC

Movies have long been a great way to entertain, educate, and inspire. What you may not have considered is that movies, TV programs, and other content, when purchased, rented or streamed, are intended for personal, private use only. More importantly, they require a license when shown in public.

In 1986, MPLC embarked on a journey to make it as simple and easy as possible for the public to obtain a license to exhibit movies, TV, and other content outside of the home. Since the introduction of MPLC’s pioneering Umbrella License®, we have come a long way, now representing nearly 750 rightsholders, with local presence in over 30 countries around the globe.

We tend to forget about the creative community behind the scenes and the need to protect intellectual property for the continued development of the content we all know and love.

Our goal is to advise in the best way we can as we continue to provide a licensing solution that works for both you and our rightsholders.



Recent News

Sep 01, 2020
MPLC CEO Named World-Class IP Strategist

Mike Weatherley Honored in New Edition of IAM Strategy 300

View Press Release

Aug 25, 2020
MPLC Strikes Partnership in Taiwan

Global Leader in Public Exhibition Licensing Continues Asia Expansion.

View Press Release

Why you need a license

watch video image



Our Partners

MPLC works closely with leading institutions to support intellectual property rights. Along with our partners, we educate organizations large and small about copyright and the importance of compliance.

MPAA      CVLI      CCC      Christian Copyright Licensing International