Using copyright material

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stuart621
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If I wanted to use something like a publicity still from a TV programme in a production, how would I go about getting clearance to include it. I've looked at sites like Getty Images but couldn't find exactly what I was looking for. Are there other sites like this?

I suspect that the costs of doing this will prove prohibitive but if anyone's had any experience of doing this, I'd appreciate a few pointers.

DAVE M
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contact the producers - what programme is it?

Chris.
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There's two British based websites that have exactly what you need. You get free membership (they will vet you though) The TV production companies deposit their publicity stills at very high resolution and you can download and use them according to the licence - which says in so many words editorial use fine, advertising or similar use not fine.

There's high res logos for shows like "I'm A Celebrity", product shots from companies like Coca-Cola, Cadbury etc.

The bad news is, it's ages since I used either site. They may still be in my bookmarks on my other computer. I'll look tomorrow.

In the meantime if it's an ITV production you could try ITV's 'in house' repository http://www.itvpictures.com/register.asp

You might find that the terms and conditions answer your original question http://www.itvpictures.com/tandc.asp

stuart621
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Hi Chris. Thanks for the links - I'd be interested in seeing the others you were referring to.

I managed to find something which might do on Getty Images. The price for the purpose I was intending is £192 which, I suppose, is fairly reasonable but I'm not sure if it's worth it for a few seconds on screen. That's something for me to ponder but any suggestions of other sources would be useful.

Chris.
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Stuart, sorry to say don't have the links any more. I tried lots of terms in Google, didn't find them either. :(

stuart621
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Not to worry, Chris. Thanks for looking. :)

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