Cleared Artwork

In the last few years the guidelines regarding cleared artwork featured in film and TV have become stricter and more complex. Sourcing artwork is often a tiring and exasperating process, involving lawyers, clearance companies and artists‘ estates. Here are helpful articles, tips and cleared artwork websites that would make the process easier and simpler:

Cleared artwork websites:

An article about the use of artwork in the film ”Woman in Gold”

An article about the use of artwork in the film ”Titanic”

Joy Butler‘s blog (a lawyer specializing in clearance issues), with in-depth, up-to-date information

Photo: Artwork by Charles Noyes from the film ”The Vow,” Production Design by Kalina Ivanov

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