BSML For the Young at Heart

Your residents love the movies. You'll love the compliance coverage.

The Big Studio Movie Licence provides Australian and New Zealand legal coverage required to screen movie or television content from Hollywood’s movie studios. Get compliant now for as low as $6 per resident/year.

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About the Licence

Screening movies in communal areas at an Aged Care facility or Retirement/Over 50’s Community in Australia or New Zealand requires the appropriate copyright and compliance coverage.

The Big Studio Movie Licence gives you peace of mind by providing your facility with a blanket licence to screen films from any of the studios listed here.

Did you know it is illegal to screen a movie in public without this coverage?
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Our team is available to discuss licensing options for your Aged Care or Retirement Village facility.

Simple Pricing

$1 per resident, per month.

Purchasing for multiple facilities?
Contact us for discounted pricing.

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One Licence, Full Coverage

This blanket licence provides your facility with copyright coverage from all of Hollywood's movie studios.

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Legal Compliance

Created specifically for Aged Care and Retirement Village facilities to ensure compliance with Australian and New Zealand movie copyright laws.

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No Limits

Once your facility is covered by the Big Studio Movie Licence, there's no limit to how often you can show films within your 12 month licence.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need a licence?

Films purchased or rented on Blu-Ray, DVD or Digital are available to you for 'home use only'. In Australian and New Zealand copyright law, screening a film or movie clips in a non-domestic public setting (including Aged Care facilities and Retirement Villages) requires permission from the copyright owner.

A general rule of thumb is if the screening is outside your home, it's considered a public screening and will require the appropriate license. The Big Studio Movie Licence provides you with the legal coverage to screen movies at your facility address.

Find out about your responsibilities around movie copyright by reading THIS Australian Copyright Council article.

Why is this the first I’m hearing of this?

It's a good question! It has long been a requirement from film studios that a modest fee be paid for public performances of content they own. In the US, public performance licensing in the Aged Care and Retirement/Over 50’s Community sectors has been a compliance requirement for many years. It is a recent development that the Aged Care and Retirement/Over 50’s Community sectors in Australia has been asked to comply with public performance licensing for film content.

The easiest way for your organisation to get licensed to show films is through the Big Studio Movie Licence. We are new to servicing Aged Care and Retirement/Over 50’s Community sectors, however we’ve provided over 7,000 public performance licences for churches and religious institutions over the past 10 years. We’re here to help make compliance a breeze.

How do I know what films are covered under the Big Studio Movie Licence

To find out if a film is covered under The Big Studio Movie Licence, checkout the help article: How to check if a film is covered.The Big Studio Movie License covers all of the largest Hollywood movie studios.

Does a single licence cover multiple facilities?

No. The Big Studio Movie Licence is a site license and as such only provides legal coverage for the nominated address entered at the time of purchase. A licence will need to be purchased for each facility.

Purchasing for multiple facilities? Contact us for discounted pricing.

Can we promote the movie we're showing?

The Big Studio Movie Licence is designed to cover the showing of films within your facility, therefore external promotion allowance is limited.

You can promote via internal communication:
Social Media
Word of Mouth
You cannot promote via external communication:
Public Signage
Letterbox Drops

We already own the movie. Do we still need a licence to view or show it in public?

Yes. The location requires a licence regardless of who owns the movie. While you may own the actual movie, you are only granted the right to view it in your home, not to view it in public.

Do we have to report back to you about the movies we screen?

No! Once you have a license, you are covered to screen all of the films that come under the studios without having to report back. Once your renewal comes up after 12 months, you will be required to renew, in order to ensure you are still covered.

Can we sell tickets if we are screening a movie under the Big Studio Movie Licence

Sorry, but you can’t charge people entry for the films we are covering in our licence. Having said that, you are more than welcome to sell food and drinks or be creative with another way of fundraising at an event. Heritage Films has a separate fund-raising Local Movie Event program that does allow for fund raising events. Contact us for more information.

Where can I find out more about content protection and piracy?

About BSML

Who is The Big Studio Movie Licence?

The Big Studio Movie Licence operates under the parent company Heritage Films International Pty Ltd, ACN 600 395 515.

10+ Years

The Big Studio Movie Licence has been operational in Australia and New Zealand since 2009 as a national blanked licence for Church and Religious Organisations.

7000+ Licensed

In that time, over 7000 organisations have taken advantage of the Big Studio Movie Licence in Australia and New Zealand.

Aged Care & Retirement

In 2020, the Big Studio Movie Licence began representing Hollywood's biggest movie studios + many more for the Aged Care and Retirement/Over 50’s Community sectors across Australia and New Zealand

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