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

Jul 20, 2020
MPLC Announces Two New Hires. New Management at Global Licensing Leader

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Aug 08 2019
Disney Moratorium

At times, the Walt Disney Company places certain titles 'in the vault' so that they cannot be performed under the Umbrella License®.  A current list of titles on moratorium as of August 8, 2019 may be found here.

Why you need a license

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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