A Blanket Licence is an annual licence which runs a calendar year,
entitling holders to screen films to a non-paying audience throughout the year
for one low annual fee.
A blanket licence is intended for venues where the screening would be incidental
to the primary purpose of the venue. Examples are :
A school showing a film to students for non-educational (entertainment) purposes
as distinct from the educational exemptions under the copyright act
A caravan and camping site screening an outdoor movie to patrons
A retail shop or bank showing a film as background entertainment
There are restrictions to a blanket licence. For full details, refer to the
The blanket schemes operate with the support of Roadshow, Warner Bros, Universal, Paramount, 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures, Walt Disney, eOne/Hopscotch, Icon/Dendy, StudioCanal, Madman, Palace, Rialto, Pinnacle and Transmission.
Our Heritage church blanket scheme excludes Universal, Paramount and 20th Century Fox.
For clarification on whether your business and screening requirements are suitable for a blanket licence,
choose your business type from the options under My Business Activity.