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{Aquiring & Negotiating Rights}

Our clearance reports alert you to the need for obtaining many types of permission (e.g. use of music, photos, products, footage). Should you need assistance with the considerable paperwork tracking involved in rights requests and an experienced negotiator for them, we recommend the services of:

  • Ann Mayall

    Ann Mayall began in film and television in 1977 apprenticing under twice Oscar–nominated filmmakers Pen Densham and John Watson at the original Insight Productions. Since 1981, she has done clearance on over one hundred productions for virtually every kind of copyright, from music, footage and stills to plays, text and “likeness” permissions for such legends as Judy Garland, Julie Andrews, Jimmy Stewart, Johnny Carson and Kermit the Frog! Her particular expertise is in music, having cleared over a thousand songs from countries all over the world.

    P (613) 387-2323
    F (416) 239-4469
    E A.Mayall@rogers.com
    LI ca.linkedin.com/pub/ann-mayall/4/a77/b78
  • BZ/Rights & Permissions, Inc.

    A rights clearance service that clears rights for music, TV & film clips, photos, art, books—anything that’s copyrighted—plus celebrities. Publisher of They Never Renewed—Songs You Never Knew Were in the Public Domain and The Mini–Encyclopedia of Public Domain Songs.

    P (212) 924-3000
    F (212) 924-2525
    E bz@bzrights.com
  • Elizabeth Klinck

    Emmy nominated Elizabeth Klinck has over 25 years of experience in researching and licensing music, archival film and photographs.

    P (705) 445-9962
    E e.klinck@rogers.com
    W elizabethklinck.com
    IMDB imdb.to/13QWE5R
    LI ca.linkedin.com/in/elizabethklinck
  • 4CPermissions

    They provide copyright clearance services: music licenses plus copyright permissions to use movie clips, TV footage, Web media and published text. Serving over 250 clients (corporations, production houses, indies, ad agencies, broadcasters, book publishers and nonprofits), they are seasoned negotiators with an established track record.

    Website at www.4cpermissions.com includes many testimonials from long–term clients.

    Contact Cheryl Cooper at (800) 370-1776
    from outside the U.S. (520) 290-7047
    E cherylcooper01@live.com
  • My Forte Music Industry Services

    My Forte Music Industry Services is a full service rights clearance agent specializing in the clearance of samples, music for film and television productions, documentaries, commercials, DVD projects and any other types of projects. The principal, Pat Shannahan, has been in business for over 25 years and has represented many major artists and producers re music and other clearances for their projects. Further information and a client roster will provided upon request.

    (818) 576-9960
    E myfortepat@aol.com

{Law Firms to Contact}

Here are links to law offices with experience in e&o matters or entertainment law in general. Those marked with an asterisk (*) are able to provide title search opinions as well.