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Movie Licensing USA

About Movie Licensing USA
Movie Licensing USA® provides Public Performance Site Licensing to K-12 schools and public libraries on behalf of the major Hollywood motion picture studios. In addition to providing peace of mind, this license insures that the legal requirement is met when entertainment movies are used in these public venues.

According to Federal Copyright Law, a movie license is required anytime a school shows a movie for entertainment purposes such as: Family Movie Nights / Fundraising Events, Before/ After Care, Student Rewards / Incentives, Indoor Recess / Holidays, Summer Camps, or Staffing Emergencies.

In addition to fulfilling a legal requirement, Movie Licensing USA also provides promotional materials to help promote your events, fun family night ideas, as well as fundraising activities to share with your staff.

To receive State Level pricing schools must renew between February 1 and May 15 of each year.  Otherwise school districts may contact the Movie Licensing USA representative listed below to purchase a license until the next enrollment period is open.  Billing will come from ESU Coordinating Council (ESUCC) and PO's should be made out to ESUCC.

To Place Order and view Pricing Visit:
ESUCC Marketplace

To place your orders for Movie Licensing USA licenses please follow the directions below.

  1. Go to the ESUCC Coop Purchasing website then click on the ESUCC Marketplace button in the middle of the page.  

  2. This will take you to the login page of the Marketplace were you will also see a link "Forgot your Password?" or "Register here" if you haven't logged into the Marketplace before.  This will allow you to reset your password and if your account isn't found then Register for an account.  

  3. You will then receive an email that needs to be confirmed, once this is done you can return to the Marketplace login page and login.  

  4. Once logged in select the "ESU Coordinating Council" catalog by clicking on the Globe icon below it.  

  5. Once in the store click on the search button then scroll down to view all items in the catalog.

  6. You will see multiple listings for Movie Licensing USA, choose the one that matches your building size.

  7. Check out of the ESUCC Store then check out of the Marketplace.


Pricing ranges from $285 to $503 depending on each building enrollment.

The Public Performance Site License covers each site individually. Therefore, each separate school building requires a license. If you have questions on whether or not your schools are considered separate sites, please contact John Guerra to ensure proper coverage.

If the party responsible for ordering does not have an account in the ESUCC Marketplace contact your districts Agency Admin for the Marketplace and ask how to be added to it or contact the ESUCC Cooperative office at 402-387-1245. 

Religious affiliated schools please contact Movie Licensing USA before ordering.

Information/Questions about Movie Licensing USA
Does my School require its own license?
Nebraska Schools Informational Sheet
Copyright Compliance

K12 Sole Source Letter
K12 Frequently Asked Questions

Empowering Learning with Movies
Author Movie Licensing USA / Apr 05, 2018

Check out how the Thayer Central Community School in Hebron, NE, uses movies to further enhance lessons from their favorite stories.

Movie Licensing USA Representative:
Johh Guerra
Phone: (877)321-1300
Movie Licensing USA Website

Contract Type: Negotiated Agreement