| Commentary

364 Distributor/exhibitor relationships

| Commentary

364 Distributor/exhibitor relationships

While it is common for the negotiation and documentation of distribution arrangements to involve legal advisers, the negotiation and documentation of agreements between theatrical distribution companies and exhibitors in the United Kingdom is commonly effected on one of the exhibitor licence forms. These have evolved in the course of practice, and incorporate standard provisions which have been approved by the Society of Film Distributors and Cinema Exhibitors’ Association.

A licence is required for the showing or performing of a film or sound recording in public or its communication to the public, as these acts are restricted by

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