| Commentary

284 Significance of clearance procedures

| Commentary

4: CLEARANCE PROCEDURES

284 Significance of clearance procedures

A number of clearance procedures need to be carried out as part of the process of acquiring and developing film rights. The importance of carrying out clearance procedures at an early stage in production and of obtaining all necessary legal opinions on matters of foreign law cannot be overstressed. The procedures are intended to eliminate any problems over exploitation not just in the United Kingdom but throughout the world. As one of the most significant markets is the United States of America, matters such as privacy and publicity which exist in US law

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