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August 13, 2013 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITI’s Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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MPLC Grants License for Spanish-Language Films From EGEDA

The Motion Picture Licensing Corporation (MPLC) signed an agreement with EGEDA (Entidad de Gestión de Derechos de los Productores Audiovisuales), making movies created by EGEDA producers available in the U.S. via the MPLC Umbrella License. With this annual license for unlimited exhibitions of copyrighted content, MPLC licensees can offer Spanish-speakers more than 50,000 Spanish-language films backed by the EGEDA rights management organization.

The agreement “gives establishments such as libraries, churches, and community centers the opportunity to have the Spanish speaking communities come together to watch culturally important films from their native countries for movie nights and other such gatherings,” according to Miguel Angel Benzal, EGEDA managing director.

The MPLC is an independent copyright licensing agency that provides public access to movies from more than 500 studios (both Hollywood and independent companies) and producers (of studio, independent, and foreign movies) in more than 25 countries. P.J. Kuyper, president and CEO, notes that the MPLC is committed to offering its licensees a wealth of content choices.

EGEDA, a nonprofit organization for the Spanish-speaking audiovisual industry, represents the industry’s interests, defends against piracy, and manages intellectual property rights. EGEDA, which operates in the U.S., Spain, and eight Latin American countries, offers a catalog that includes Spanish-language classic movies, movies directed by Pedro Almodovar, and an assortment of television shows such as telenovelas.

Source: Motion Picture Licensing Corporation

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