Motion Picture Fair Competition Act Law and Legal Definition

Motion Picture Fair Competition Act is a state legislature in the U.S. The Act establishes fair and open procedures to exhibit motion pictures in the state. The Act prevents unfair and deceptive acts or practices and unreasonable restraints of trade in the business of motion picture distribution and exhibition within the state. The Act promotes fair and effective competition in the motion picture business. The Act also insures that exhibitors have the opportunity to view a motion picture and know its contents before committing themselves to exhibiting the motion picture in their communities.

However, a distributor under this Act provides reasonable and uniform notice of the trade screening of feature motion pictures to those exhibitors within the state with whom negotiations will be conducted for the license or right to exhibit the feature motion picture.