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The Complete Film Production Handbook, 4th Edition by Eve Light Honthaner

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Chapter 15

 

Clearances and Releases

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

When young people think about getting into this industry, they imagine the excitement, the creativity, the highprofile talent they’re going to meet, the places they might get to travel to. No one thinks about all the legal matters they’re going to be confronted with. Few realize how many people they’re going to have to get consents from, how many contracts and agreements they’re going to have to get signed, how much has to be researched, negotiated and paid before they shoot one frame of film. And all that red tape definitely takes some of the sheen off of the glitz. Having to obtain clearances is one of those things that you can’t fully appreciate until you’re in the thick of it.

Obtaining ...

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