Video License

Video License

Legally capture your production on video with this special license available for select shows.

Preserve and commemorate your production the right way after all the hard work your cast and creative team have put into the show.  Our Video Licences allow you to make non-commercial (home-use only) video recordings of your production for your archives. Video Licences also allow you to authorise other participants in your production (cast, crew, families) to make recordings for their personal, non-commercial use.

A Note on Recording

Copyright law gives authors the exclusive right to control the reproduction of their work. When MTI grants a Performance Agreement for a live stage production of a show, that agreement does not include the right to video it because the authors retain the sole right to decide when or if their work is recorded in any way. Even a videotape made for classroom use, as a personal memento or as an archival school record violates the authors’ separate right to reproduce their work. In many cases, the authors have already granted such rights exclusively to film or television companies, in which case, you would also be infringing upon the rights granted by the authors to a third party.

It is a condition of the Video Licence that no copies of the recording may be sold to make a profit.

Questions & Answers

October 06, 2016

Related shows or resources: Video License
Hi, we recently bought the rights to do the play Flat Stanley at our Elementary School. When we purchased the scripts and music we could not find a place to order the Film Rights. We would like to be able to film the show for the students, and let them have copies. Please inform me what we need to do to make this a possibility. Thank you
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July 27, 2016

Related shows or resources: Video License, Shrek The Musical JR.
I'm doing Shrek the Musical Jr and I would like to video tape it one night for my students and their families. Do need to get a video license for every night, or just the one I plan on filming. No recordings will be made during any other performances. Do I need to buy 4 (one for each scheduled performance), or just one for the night I plan to record?
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March 11, 2016

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I would like to look into purchasing a video license for my school's production of High School Musical 2 Jr. On the site, it says to contact my representative about this, but the next page does not make it clear who that is. Thank you for your help!