1333.05 Motion picture license agreement definitions.

As used in sections 1333.05 to 1333.07 of the Revised Code:

(A) "Theater" means any establishment in which motion pictures are exhibited regularly to the public for a charge.

(B) "Distributor" means any person engaged in the business of renting, selling, or licensing motion pictures to exhibitors.

(C) "Exhibitor" means any person engaged in the business of operating a theater in this state.

(D) "Exhibit" or "exhibition" means showing a motion picture to the public for a charge.

(E) "Invitation to bid" means a written or oral solicitation or invitation by a distributor to one or more exhibitors to bid or negotiate for the right to exhibit a motion picture in this state.

(F) "Bid" means a written or oral proposal by an exhibitor to a distributor, which proposal is in response to an invitation to bid or negotiate and states the terms under which the exhibitor will agree to exhibit a motion picture in this state.

(G) "License agreement" means any contract between a distributor and an exhibitor for the exhibition of a motion picture by the exhibitor in this state.

(H) "Trade screening" means the showing of a motion picture by a distributor in one of the five municipal corporations within this state having the largest population, which showing is open to any exhibitor interested in exhibiting the motion picture.

(I) "Blind bidding" means bidding, negotiating, offering terms, accepting a bid, or agreeing to terms for the purpose of entering into a license agreement prior to a trade screening of the motion picture that is the subject of the agreement.

(J) "Run" means the continuous exhibition of a motion picture in a defined geographic area for a specified period of time. A "first run" means the initial exhibition of a motion picture in a designated geographic area for a specified period of time. A "subsequent run" means any continuous exhibition of a motion picture in a designated geographic area for a specified period of time after the first run.

Cite as R.C. § 1333.05

History. Effective Date: 10-23-1978