Published 3/19/2021 6:13 PM CT
Swank Movie Licensing provides public libraries and certain other institutions with the licensing needed to legally show films from the major Hollywood studios in their buildings to engage and entertain patrons. For 2021, there is also an exception to the license to use some films outdoors on library property!
By signing up for Swank Movie Licensing through this partnership with IHLS, your library will receive a discounted rate, giving you the best value in movie licensing and the ability to expand film programming for patrons.
If you are interested in participating in the IHLS group purchase for Swank Movie Licensing for July 2021 through June 2022, please contact Cassandra Thompson for a quote for service. This offer is for new Swank customers only. However, for existing contracts, the IHLS discounts may apply at your next renewal.
Signup deadline: June 18, 2021
About Public Library Movie Licensing with Swank
Which major Hollywood studios are covered by my license? and other FAQs
Swank is the only company authorized to offer libraries comprehensive movie licensing from these top studios:
Walt Disney Pictures • Warner Bros. Pictures • Paramount Pictures • Hollywood Pictures • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer • Sony Pictures • NBC Universal • DreamWorks Animation • Columbia Pictures • TriStar Pictures • Touchstone Pictures • Lionsgate • Summit Entertainment • New Line Cinema • Focus Features • 20th Century Studios • Searchlight Pictures
Outdoor Exception for Public Libraries (confirmed for all of 2021)
Over 120 movies have been pre-approved for outdoor showings on library property in 2021 as long as the event is held to a maximum of 50 cars or 100 attendees.
Movie Programming Resources
2021-2022 Programming Calendar - Looking for a movie for Mother's Day? Juneteenth? National French Fry Day? This programming calendar provides a year's worth of recommendations.
Sensory Friendly Movie Events - On October 12, Swank Movie Licensing USA partnered with Easter Seals Midwest and St. Louis Public Library to host a sensory-friendly movie event so families with children on the autism spectrum could experience a blockbuster film in an accepting and understanding environment. Watch their video and request more information to learn more about sensory-friendly events and the benefits to the community.
Movie Discussion Guides - Find a variety of free movie discussion guides which you can download and use to connect with your patrons.