Clearance

Since its creation, the company has supervised more than 500 projects, mainly including feature films, series and commercials produced by various French and international production companies.

This process of finding rights holders and negotiating the use of protected elements is becoming systematic and mandatory for all audiovisual works. It comprises four main stages.

01.

Identify elements to be cleared

This step requires a record of all intellectual property elements present in the film at different stages of production.

Analysis begins upon reading the screenplay. Before the shoot starts, analysis continues through collaboration with the art department, location and costume teams. Then, during the film shoot, the rushes are viewed and assistance is provided for urgent project needs. Finally, during post-production, the different editing stages are monitored. This information is summed up in a table in which all of these elements, their characteristics, the context of use, and useful observations relating to clearance are listed.

02.

Implementation

of the clearance strategy

All the elements that may need clearance are thus highlighted in the clearance table, a tool that analyses them on a case-by-case basis. The strategy is then implemented in close collaboration with the producers.

03.

Obtaining authorizations

Once the strategy is established, all stages of clearance are managed by I MEDIATE CLEARANCE: identification of rights holders, contacts, negotiations, drafting transfers of rights and legal authorizations, sending, receiving and managing all original documents. The information is added in real time to the clearance table and thus sent to the producer, film crews and director.

04.

Monitoring

& checking film compliance

Clearance also includes viewing the rushes and the rough cut in order to validate the conformity of the visible or cited elements in the film with what has been cleared.

Each element likely to raise questions at this stage is checked with the teams and analysed.

A final verification checks all credits related to clearance and compliance with the obligations to which the producer has committed and establishes a summary document intended for production, which lists the elements for which authorizations have been obtained, image by image, with supporting screenshots and the corresponding prices, credits and associated obligations.

01.

Identify elements to be cleared

This step requires a record of all intellectual property elements present in the film at different stages of production.

Analysis begins upon reading the screenplay. Before the shoot starts, analysis continues through collaboration with the art department, location and costume teams. Then, during the film shoot, the rushes are viewed and assistance is provided for urgent project needs. Finally, during post-production, the different editing stages are monitored. This information is summed up in a table in which all of these elements, their characteristics, the context of use, and useful observations relating to clearance are listed.

02.

Implementation of the clearance strategy

All the elements that may need clearance are thus highlighted in the clearance table, a tool that analyses them on a case-by-case basis. The strategy is then implemented in close collaboration with the producers.

03.

Obtaining authorizations

Once the strategy is established, all stages of clearance are managed by I MEDIATE CLEARANCE: identification of rights holders, contacts, negotiations, drafting transfers of rights and legal authorizations, sending, receiving and managing all original documents. The information is added in real time to the clearance table and thus sent to the producer, film crews and director.

04.

Monitoring and checking film compliance

Clearance also includes viewing the rushes and the rough cut in order to validate the conformity of the visible or cited elements in the film with what has been cleared.

Each element likely to raise questions at this stage is checked with the teams and analysed.

A final verification checks all credits related to clearance and compliance with the obligations to which the producer has committed and establishes a summary document intended for production, which lists the elements for which authorizations have been obtained, image by image, with supporting screenshots and the corresponding prices, credits and associated obligations.