Internships at Direct Cinema
Public Performance License Information
Secure Server for Credit Cards
Call us Mondays to Fridays from 8AM to 5PM with your questions:
310-636-8200. We can suggest films to screen, programming
ideas, and even take your order over the phone. After hours,
please leave a message with our answering service and we will
call you back. You can also e-mail us at email@example.com.
Contact our office for discounts on multiple-title orders.
All of Direct Cinema's orders are filled with VHS tapes in
US/Canada NTSC format unless otherwise noted. DVDs are in
US/Canada Format 1 unless otherwise noted. Customer accepts
responsibility for ordering the appropriate format for his/her
PAL, Beta, and film formats may be available
for some titles. Please contact Customer Service at firstname.lastname@example.org.
International shipping is available. Rates follow:
For home video customers: $8.00 for the first tape, $3.00 for each additional
tape. For educational customers: $12 for the first tape, $3.00 for each additional tape.
other than Canada:
$20.00 for the first tape, $3.00 for each additional
Internships at Direct Cinema
Yes, if you are interested in an internship in film distribution and/or DVD production (when we are in production), for not less than three months at 20 hours per week, for a stipend or college credit, please e-mail a resume to: email@example.com.
We will not sell your name or address. If you want to be part
of our mailing list please let us know and we will be happy
to send you information about our films.
The Public Performance License gives its holders the right
to recite, play, dance, act, or show work in a public place.
This includes transmitting it to the public via closed-circuit
television, the Internet, or broadcasting it. In the case
of motion pictures or videotapes, showing the work's images
in sequence is considered "performance." Showing
a short clip may be allowed in some situations.
Films and videotapes have copyrights that restrict the
manner in which they can be shown. There are two issues
obtain a Public Performance License:
- There is a clear distinction between
"home" versus "public" viewings.
If you buy or rent a film or a videotape, you always
have permission to show it in your home. However,
you are not allowed to show it in a classroom, library
or any other public place without a Public Performance
- If you are charging an admission
(or viewing) fee, it always requires an explicit
public performance license.
If you wish to show a film or video tape outside your
home and/or charge a fee, you must have an acceptable
Public Performance License. There are a number of ways
to obtain these rights:
- Purchase a copy of the film or
video at directcinemalimited.com at the "educational
price" that comes with a Public Performance License.
- If you already own a copy that
you purchased at a consumer price, contact customer
service at firstname.lastname@example.org
for details on obtaining a license.
- If the title is not available
for educational purchase, you will need to obtain
written Public Performance rights from the copyright
If you are interested in learning more about intellectual
property laws, see the U.S. Government web sites at http://www.loc.gov/copyright/
If you have further educational sales questions, please
Unopened tapes may be returned for credit (minus shipping) within 30 days. Damaged tapes can be replaced for a small service and handling fee within 12 months of purchase date.
for Credit Cards:
We use a secure service to process credit card transactions.
Your orders are guaranteed.
How to submit a film for consideration: We do not accept unsolicited videotapes. If you have a finished film idea or film in production which you think would be of interest to us (you can see the kind of films we distribute by browsing our website) you can send us a short description of your film via e-mail. Send it to email@example.com. If the description interests us we will contact you to find out how we could see your film. But please bear in mind that we distribute only a handful of new films each year. They can be animation, live action fiction and documentaries.
In addition to our online checkout system, Direct Cinema accepts
orders by phone, fax, email, or mail.
Direct Cinema Ltd., Inc.
P.O. Box 10003
Santa Monica, CA 90410-1003
- All orders are subject to acceptance.
- Shipping & Handling is added
to all orders.
- S & H for all home video orders processed
online is $6.00 for first tape, $3.00 for each additional
- S & H for all institutional
orders processed by phone or with a purchase order
is $15.00 for first tape, $3.00 for each additional
- Sales tax may apply to orders purchased
by individuals or institutions in CA.
- Direct Cinema Limited, Inc. is
a California Corporation and is not subject to back
up withholding for taxes.