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 Licenses allow you to make one non-commercial (home-use only) video recordings of your production for your archives. Video Licenses also allow you to to make copies to distribute to other participants in your production.

Not all shows have a video license available. Please check the "Available For" list to see which shows have this resource. 

A Note on Recording

Copyright law gives authors the exclusive right to control the reproduction of their work. When MTI grants a license for a live stage production of a show, that license does not include the right to tape 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.

Read the full Video License Guidelines

 

Questions & Answers

July 27, 2016
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
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!