Media Research & Clearances, Inc.

A full service entertainment industry rights and clearances company.

Rights     Licensing     Delivery

Experts in worldwide sources of Stock Footage, Archives, Clips, Stills, Music, Graphics, User Generated Internet Content - UGC, Youtube, Social Media and Viral Video Research, Television and Theatrical Clip Licensing, Talent and Likeness Clearance, On-Set Playback, Development and Production Consulting, Project Management and Methodologies to service any Production or Project, large and small.


Licensing Negotiating Deals
Negotiating your rights and costs is an Art and a Science; It’s where your production hinges between what works best and what just works. It can also be a mine field navigating between the legal requirements of your delivery and identifying underlying issues that require additional attention to ensure you are 100% in the clear.


Talent Clearance
The licensing and use of Film and Television excerpts requires an extensive knowledge of the procedures to comply with the Studio’s, Network’s and Guild’s requirements. We immediately identify and quantify the common issues and costs involving underlying rights, Talent Clearances, Likeness and Rights of Publicity as well as your SAG, AFTRA, WGA, DGA and AFM obligations so there are no late surprises.


Experts Production
We know production, editing, graphics and post. We know budgeting and delivery. We have worked on some of the most demanding projects in the Entertainment Industry.

Dedicated and Knowledgeable

Start to finish or anything in-between:

Consulting, Budgeting, Sourcing, Research, Negotiating, Licensing, Trafficking, Papering, Administration, License Fees, Rights Grids, Cost Tracking and Deliverables.


Technical Experts Video and Post Production
File formats, video compression, meta data, codecs, trafficking content, internet technologies and we even code a little in HTML, CSS, Javascript and Filemaker Pro development. We use dropbox, hightail, Pix, Media Silo, AVID, FCP, Premier Pro, Photoshop and all the technologies you prefer to use. Post Departments: We know what and how you need it, we have you covered.


Script Clearance Report Licensing
We created our own databases and software that track every aspect of the clearance process. From licensing notes and costs to talent and guild excerpt payments to EDL based rights grids; we track the entire process with complete and painstakingly accurate rundowns and deliverables. We are experienced with the delivery requirements of the major networks and studios.


Stock Footage Research Sourcing Rights Holders
Mining social networks and using open source intelligence we data scrape public records, government archives and corporate databases to source companies, trademark, individuals, copyright research, historical and special collections and finding rights holders.
Research Viral Video Social Media Clearance

Seen it online but can’t find it?

“We are known for sourcing clips that entire staffs have given up on.”

Projects and Clients

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The Showbiz Show with David Spade
20th Century Fox Television
Tosh.0 Viral Video Clip Show
Comedy Central
Vacation 2015 New Line Cinema
New Line Cinema
Lewis Black
MTV Music Television
Warner Brothers Pictures
CBS Paramount Television
Real TV Clip Show
Bee Gees: In Our Own Time Documentary
Guinness World Records
Mr. Warmth The Don Rickles Project
Pilgrim Studios
Sightings TV Program
Discovery Channel
Revelations Mini-Series
NBC Productions
grb Entertainment
TalkShow with Spike Feresten
Worlds Most Amazing Videos
Hollywood Wax Museum
Dogg After Dark
Maximum Exposure Clip Show
One vs 100 Game Show
Sports Disasters Clip Show
Scariest Places on Earth
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