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  • Is MPLC a legitimate organisation?
    We understand that if you have not heard of MPLC before you will want to be sure we are a legitimate organisation. We have been working with and representing the major copyright holders including major Hollywood studios and local producers for over 30 years. We have contracts with them, you can r…
  • My licence has expired or is due to expire. How do I renew it?
    If you could please contact us through our Support Contact Form with you last licence or invoice number (if you know it). We will then ensure your licensed is renewed and you stay legal.…
  • How can I change my organisation’s address or other business details?
    Just send us a request through our Support Contact Form with your licence or last invoice number if you know it and the details you would like to change and we'll make the changes for you.…
  • I have lost or didn’t receive my licence. How can I get a new copy?
    No worries. Just send us a request through our Support Contact Form and we will find your licence and send it to you by email.…
  • Where can I see a list of all of the studios, rightsholders and producers that MPLC represents?
    You can find a full list of all the rights holders and producers that we represent here on this website.…
  • I need a copy of an invoice
    For a copy of your last or any other invoice you an use our Customer Support form and we'll send you one straight away.…
  • How long does an MPLC licence last for?
    An MPLC Public Performance Licence allows you to show all the licensed movies and TV content you want in your business or commercial setting for a period of one year. You don't need to tell us which movies or programmes you plan to show. Towards the end of the year we will contact you to renew…
  • How much does an MPLC Public Performance Licence cost?
    The MPLC Public Performance Licence is a simple, affordable annual fee. You don't need to tell us which movies you are showing or watching, there is no ongoing reporting or admin paperwork. The cost of a license depends on : What sector or industry you are in How big your premises are H…
  • What is an Umbrella Licence?
    The term "Umbrella Licence" is another, older name for the MPLC Public Performance Licence. We are changing the name in 2023 to make things simpler to understand. There is only one licence though and there is no difference between an Umbrella Licence and an MPLC Public Performance Licence. You …
  • Once I have an MPLC Public Performance Licence, can I advertise a movie or program that I want to show?
    Yes : You can use the programme or film title and character names within your building, office or facility and on direct communications to people that you know by email or letter. You can also use this information when responding to direct enquiries from individuals such as by email or instant messa…