An elementary school in California owes Disney $250 after screening ‘The Lion King’ for kids.
The PTA at Emerson Elementary School in Berkley, California held a fundraiser where they had a screening of 2019 remake of Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ for their kids and raised over $800.
A couple of months later they received an email from Swank Movie Licensing, a third-party company used by Disney and other Hollywood studios to enforce licensing laws, stating that they owed $250 for showing a film without a Public Performance License.
According to the Swank Motion Pictures Website:
PTA president David Rose said they had no idea they couldn’t host movie night without a license.
Rose says the PTA intends to pay the fine. As soon as word got out that a third of their funds had to be used to pay Disney, parents started making donations to the PTA.
Via: NBC Bay Area