Since I’m buying a License, can we charge admission or Do I need a license even if we don’t charge admission?
A license is required for all public performances regardless of whether admission is charged or not. You cannot require an admission charge, but if you need to ticket the event for seating capacity purposes, you may create a ‘suggested donation’ ticket. See other ways to cover costs or generate revenue under “Ways to use a Movie Night to raise funds for ministry:”
Can we use clips from the film during our service and/or can we show clips on our website or on service physical media (such as DVD)?
You may use clips from the film during your church service in the context of teaching or a sermon (including if you stream your service). However, if you wish to use them on your website or in social media, they should only be in conjunction with the promotion of your Movie Event or a church service connected to the story. The clips should be no longer than a full scene or 2-3 minutes…
A small group or ministry in our church is hosting the movie, do we still need a license?
Any showing outside of a private home requires that a license must be obtained regardless of the number of people attending the event. Movie license pricing is based on average weekly church attendance, not the event attendance.If your showing is not connected to a church, the standard license is required, regardless of the size of the expected audience.
I want to show a movie outside the United States, does this license cover other countries?
At this time, this movie event license is applicable only to churches and organizations within the United States.
What if we didn’t purchase a license and unknowingly showed the movie?
Any organization’s public exhibition of a film without proper licensing is subject to steep and significant penalties through The Copyright Act (as much as $150,000 per exhibition). Even inadvertent infringers are subject to the Copyright Act. If your organization has unknowingly shown Beautifully Broken while not in copyright compliance, contact us directly to solve the matter 844-422-8259 to purchase a retroactive license.
Ways to use a Movie Night to raise funds for ministry:
Can I Have showings outside the USA / Canada?
Your organization must reside in the USA or Canada or their territories, and your showing can happen only here.