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Jan 1, 2021
MPLC (Hong Kong) shall maintain its 2020 published rates for all new licenses

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented and prolonged stress and torment throughout the world, including Hong Kong.  Like you, MPLC prays for the health, safety, and well-being of our shared community during these troubled times.

In light of this exceptional situation, MPLC (Hong Kong) shall maintain its 2020 published rates for all new licenses* issued in 2021.

In case of further questions, please reach out to our offices at 35965857 directly.


* Renewal license fees will reflect only a modest cost-of-living-adjustment.
Sep 28, 2020
Inter-School Online Intellectual Property Quiz Contest 2020

To further enhance the knowledge and understanding of intellectual property (IP) rights among primary and secondary school students, the Intellectual Property Department (IPD) will organise the “Inter-School Online Intellectual Property Quiz Contest 2020 - IP Detective Class” from 28 September 2020 to 15 November 2020. Details of the contest are as follows:

28 September (1:00 pm) - 15 November 2020 (11:59 pm)


Competition Category:
Senior Primary (Primary 4 - 6), Junior Secondary (Secondary 1 - 3), and Senior Secondary (Secondary 4 - 5)


Introduction: The contest contains 15 multiple-choice questions. Participants should answer the questions within the shortest period of time and achieve the highest score. Supplementary information including videos and comics about IP are available on the contest website to enhance students’ understanding of the relevant IP issues.


Let’s join the “Inter-School Online Intellectual Property Quiz Contest – IP Detective Class”!

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Oct 5, 2018

Upon invitation from the Intellectual Property Rights Department (IPD), MPLC HK is proud to have been selected as a supporting organization for the IPD's 2018 online Inter-School Intellectual Property Contest.   Hosted for the purpose of strengthening the understanding of IP Rights among primary and secondary school students, the contest runs from 15 October through 14 November with further details available here.

Feb 20, 2018
MPLC Announces Asia-Pacific Expansion, Hong Kong slated as first of eight new regional markets

The Motion Picture Licensing Company (MPLC), the world’s largest provider of non-theatrical exhibition services for film and television producers, announced plans to expand its global operations through the establishment of an Asia-Pacific regional hub office in Hong Kong and at least eight new operating entities over the next four years. Industry veteran Frank Rittman has been appointed as MPLC’s Managing Director for the region based in Hong Kong, reporting to MPLC Vice Chairman Mike Weatherley.

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Mar 09 2017
MPLC's Spring Film Gala

Los Angeles, CA – On March 9, Motion Picture Licensing Corporation (MPLC) held a Film Industry cocktail party, entitled “MPLC’s Spring Film Gala" at the British Consul General, Chris O’Connor's private residence in Los Angeles. Top studio executives from all of the major and independent film and music companies who support the creative industries were in attendance.

MPLC Spring Film Gala

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Press Releases


Aug 25, 2020
MPLC Strikes Partnership in Taiwan - Global Leader in Public Exhibition Licensing Continues Asia Expansion

Los Angeles, CA: MPLC is delighted to announce today that it has reached agreement with Proview Entertainment Co. Ltd. to represent its public performance licensing interests in Taiwan.

The new agreement is the latest move in the global licensing leader’s recent Asia expansion. In 2018, it brought on former Motion Picture Association executive and entertainment industry
veteran Frank Rittman as President of MPLC Asia, to oversee new operations in Hong Kong and beyond.

“We’re thrilled to bring Proview onboard as our exclusive agent in Taiwan to introduce the MPLC Umbrella License® to the market,” says Rittman. “Every territory in Asia is slightly different, and Proview’s vast knowledge and practical experience drawn from years of doing business successfully here will be an invaluable asset for us.”

Launched in 1991, Proview is now one of Taiwan’s largest non-theatrical distributors, representing a number of major Hollywood studios including The Walt Disney Company, Twentieth Century
Fox, and United International Pictures as well as major independents like MGM, Embankment, and Pathé. According to MPAA statistics, Taiwan is the fourteenth largest theatrical market in the
world outside of the United States, accounting for approximately 400M USD in box office revenue in 2019.

“We’re honored to have this opportunity to bring the Umbrella License to Taiwan,” said Mr. Tom Hsiao, Proview’s General Manager.

MPLC Vice Chairman & CEO, Mike Weatherley has enacted sweeping changes since being named CEO in January 2019. A former Member of the British Parliament and IP Advisor to Prime
Minister David Cameron, Weatherley is passionate about MPLC’s professionalism and expertise in the realm of public exhibition licensing.

“We know public exhibition licensing,” says Weatherley. “Globally, MPLC is second to none when it comes to promoting intellectual property rights, raising awareness about copyright law, and
collecting revenue for our represented rights holders. We look forward to providing more legal means of exhibition in Taiwan and continuing to strike new agreements elsewhere throughout the

About Proview: Proview has a long history of introducing legitimate film licensing to Taiwan since the early 1990’s and has been the leading non-theatrical distributor in the market, providing a winwin solution for both private sector businesses and government agencies. Learn more at

About MPLC: Motion Picture Licensing Corporation is a global leader in public exhibition licensing, supporting legal access to movies, TV, and other audio-visual content in 36 countries. Through its Umbrella License, a blanket license for public exhibition, MPLC represents a variety of rights holders, ranging from Hollywood studios to independent producers. MPLC licensees include government, corporations, and non-profit organizations. All told, more than 500,000 locations around the world publicly exhibit content legally with the Umbrella License.

Jul 03 2017
Mike Weatherley named one of IAM Strategy 300’s pre-eminent IP strategists
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Oct 17 2016
Motion Picture Licensing Corporation and Cloud Cover Music Collaborate on Copyright Compliance
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Aug 22 2016
Argentum Signs Agreement with Motion Picture Licensing Corporation
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Aug 22 2016
American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA) Signs Agreement with Motion Picture Licensing Corporation
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