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The Clearance Lab provides comprehensive reports and attorney opinion letters that reduce the risk of legal exposure or project delay for the film and television industries.

We offer fast, efficient, and comprehensive film title searches, film title reports and attorney opinion letters for your film project. We know exactly what your insurance underwriter is looking for in a title report and compile our reports in an easy to read format so there is no added delay in the E&O underwriting process.  LEARN MORE . . .

Script clearance reports drafted to identify areas of legal exposure and streamline the insurance underwriting process reduce your risk of unnecessary costs and project delays. With turnaround times to match any schedule, these reports will have you on your way to a successful production.  LEARN MORE . . .

Experienced advice and well-crafted legal opinions on title or chain of title for your project will satisfy your financier, distributor, and insurance carrier’s need for attorney approval of clearance.  LEARN MORE . . .

Quick, efficient, and comprehensive copyright reports written to expedite the E&O underwriting process and ensure your project remains free of legal red tape.  LEARN MORE . . .

Chain of title opinions minimize your risk of legal exposure and document the allocation and waiver of rights belonging to your project’s contributors.  They are the best way to ensure you have covered all of your rights issues.  LEARN MORE . . .

Fast and thorough film title searches, film title reports, and attorney opinion letters provide a custom assortment of services to reduce your project’s risk of legal exposure. These complete bundles back your intellectual property with expert legal advice and research.  LEARN MORE . . .

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Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, The Clearance Lab serves clients in the U.S., Canada, and throughout the world, and works with all types of media, including feature films, television series, video games, web series, and publishing. We specialize in reports and attorney opinion letters—all of which take a proactive approach to mitigating legal issues in television, movie, video game, and print projects before they become problems.

Defamation without Words? The Lawsuit against Katie Couric for Under the Gun

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The documentary film Under the Gun, narrated and executively produced by Katie Couric, premiered in January 2016. In September of…

copyright infringement clearance procedures

PBS under Fire for Copyright Infringement in Navy Seals

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Copyright infringement is a real risk for every film that is produced, and infringement lawsuits can hit your film—whether it’s…

Title Opinion for Film and Television

Legal Crash Course: A Title Opinion and Your Film

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As a filmmaker, there’s nothing like knowing the end is in sight for your production. As you complete any final…

Copyright Infringement

Dr. Seuss in Court: A Tale of Copyright Infringement

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When ComicMix decided to raise funds on Kickstarter for their mashup Oh the Places You’ll Boldly Go, it turned out...