- Who can host a screening?
- What kind of venue can I use?
- What kind of experience do I need?
- When can I screen the film?
- What sort of license do I need?
- Can I charge admission?
- I'm a film maker interested in working with ro*co films. How do I submit a film for consideration?
- Why are the films you distribute so expensive? What are public performance rights?
- What is your replacement policy?
- Are your DVDs & DVD-Rs region encoded? Are they PAL or NTSC?
- The DVD I received suffers from skips, freezes or other issues, what should I do?
- Do you offer streaming rights?
Anyone and everyone.
As long as the screening is not in a commercial theater, you are free to host your event at the venue of your choice! These include museums, libraries, schools, community centers, churches, corporations, parks, etc.
Absolutely no experience necessary. All you need is a venue and an audience, no matter how big or small. And remember that most of these films have ongoing marketing campaigns and press buzz already running, so this will help drive people to your screening.
As soon as you receive the DVD, you can host a screening whenever you like! And because the screening license is unlimited, you can show the film over and over again (at the same venue).
In order to show a film anywhere outside of your home, you must purchase and own public performance rights. The good news is that our DVDs include all necessary licensing, so once purchased, you are good to go!
The licensing associated with our DVDs allows you to charge a nominal ticket price (under $20/ticket) as a way to recoup the cost of hosting the event. Our DVDs can not be used for fundraisers. If you would like to use one of our films for a fundraising event, please contact Kristin Cooney direct at Kristin@rocofilms.com or 415.332.6478 x204.
Filmmakers and producers who wish to have their films considered for distribution by ro*co films are encouraged to send a description of the film via email to Kristin Cooney, who handles all acquisitions. Please include in your correspondence links to your film's website, photo galleries, or online trailer, if available.
Contact information for Kristin is as follows:
PH: (415) 332-6471 x204
FX: (415) 332-6798
If we find your film to be a good fit for our collection, Kristin will then ask you to forward a screener copy and a press-kit. The evaluation process takes about one month.
ro*co films educational handles educational and non-theatrical distribution, as opposed to consumer DVD or home video distribution. Our programs come with public performance rights, which is the right to show the film in a public setting. This does NOT include the right to show the film on television or online, only the right to show the film in public to any audience where the projector and audience are in the same room.
Our main customers are educational institutions who will use the film within the campus community for years. Unlike textbooks, faculty and teachers seldom assign DVDs for their students to buy. When you buy these programs, remember that a good portion of the price is returned to the producer in royalties, helping them to recoup production costs and/or invest in new projects.
We do offer reduced rates to grass roots groups and other organizations with small audiences and smaller budgets. If the price listed is outside your budget range, please call us at 415.332.6471 x204 to discuss your circumstances.
Ro*co films will replace any damaged, stolen or misplaced DVD for $50. This warranty applies as long as the program is offered for sale. Please notify us of the circumstances. In the case of defective media, ro*co films will almost always replace the item free of charge.
ro*co films DVDs are formatted to be ALL-REGION, so they should play perfectly fine on DVD players around the world.
We want to make sure that your have a wonderful and successful viewing experience, so please inform us of any problems you experience when watching our films on DVD. We do recommend that before contacting ro*co films about viewing issues, you take the following steps:
1. Research the DVD player model you are using to identify any compatibility issues that could be responsible for the problems you are experiencing.
2. If you are playing the DVD on a computer, try using a different software program.
3. Carefully examine the data (non-label) side of the disc. Often times gently wiping the surface of the disc with a clean soft cloth or rag can remove minor dirt from the disc surface and correct the problem.
4. If there are fingerprint marks on the CD surface, dip a soft cloth in rubbing alcohol or water and gently wipe the surface.
If you still experience poor playback, make a note of what type of playback error you experienced and where on the disc it occurred (supplying the timecode info from your DVD player display is best) and contact ro*co films by phone or email. In most cases we will immediately replace the title free-of-charge or offer a refund if the customer so desires.
Yes, a digital site license can be purchased for most of our titles. At the cost of $590, you can purchase the rights to upload the film to your school, library, or organization's secure and password-protected server. These rights are sold in perpetuity, meaning that they never expire. Please contact Kristin Cooney at email@example.com or 415.332.6471 x204 for more information.