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Rights and Clearances

Navigating the Complex World of Rights and Clearances

When using footage in your projects, you need to consider what elements need permissions whether its: Copyright (Movies, Television, Sports, Photography), Trademarks, Famous Landmarks, and Locations, Actors and Athletes, Music, and/or Text/Books/Speeches. Wazee Digital can navigate these elements for you.

Securing the necessary permissions from all rights holders in video, photography, and music can be complicated, expensive, and time-consuming. Wazee Digital’s Rights and Clearances team has the expertise to simplify and manage this process from creative development through production, saving you time and money. We have vast experience working on complex projects involving multiple copyright holders, talent agents and music publishing rights, including A-list actors, elite athletes, and the world's leading movie and television studios.

Our Rights and Clearances experts will identify all property and talent in your project and negotiate permissions on your behalf, leveraging our relationships with the major talent agencies, athlete agents, individual athletes, sports and entertainment attorneys, music publishers and record companies, athletic directors and collegiate institutions, television and film production companies, and stunt coordinators.

Questions about Rights & Clearances? Visit our FAQ

For more information on our Rights and Clearances services, submit a request today.

Comprehensive Rights and Clearances Services:

  • Free Assessment

    We’ll provide feedback and guidance on whether or not rights clearance is recommended for your proposed use, give you timing and cost estimates for obtaining clearances and permissions, as well as offer alternatives, if appropriate, and discuss the best options that work within your budget while still meeting your creative goals. Contact us to get started.

  • Clearance Services

    From Hollywood legends to athletes of yesterday and today, we clear the talent that you need. We’ll identify, locate and negotiate with rights holders on your behalf, working in consultation with you on budget and final costs, in order to obtain all necessary permissions to allow you to proceed with your project.

    The Rights and Clearances team collaborates with you to develop a clearance strategy taking into account your creative vision, delivery due date of finished project and budget requirements. One fee includes: research, consulting, strategy, assessments, drafting, and negotiating all legal forms and agreements, coordination of clearance payments, and licensing fees.

    We provide timely updates on the clearance process, consult with you when properties say no to your project, and provide options that adhere to your creative direction, time frame, and budget.

    We manage drafting all agreements and handling all negotiations with the rights holders on your behalf. We prepare all of the necessary license agreements and releases, provide information/direction on required guild and union fees, and handle required payments and license fees.

    At the end of the project you are provided with a clear summary of rights obtained on your behalf for the project – including the properties, term, territory, and use.

    To learn more about our Clearance Services, click here.

  • Pre-Approved Content

    Wazee Digital has pre-negotiated rights with athletes and other talent to facilitate a fast turnaround for your projects.

  • Footage Assurance

    If clearance services are impossible, impractical or unnecessary for non-released footage, we may be able to offer
    Footage Assurance for your use. If Footage Assurance is available, we will indemnify you for your use of the footage so that you can have confidence moving forward with the content that makes your project all that it needs to be. Visit our FAQ page to learn more.

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