chapter  15
Clearances and Releases
Pages 30

When young people think about getting into this industry,

they imagine the excitement, the creativity, the high-

profile 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.