Blanket Licence

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 Licence Agreement.

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.