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Visual Research and Copyright for Film, Television and Web Series

Elizabeth Klinck

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)

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Admission Sep 17, 2019 CA$149.00 CA$3.57

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As a visual researcher for the past 35 years in the documentary film and television industry, Elizabeth has developed an extensive knowledge around research, rights clearance and copyright for music and film. She has had the distinct pleasure to work with filmmakers such as Martin Scorsese, Werner Herzog, Jennifer Baichwal, Barry Avrich and Sarah Polley. She has won 5 Canadian Screen Awards for her work on various projects and the CSA Lifetime Acheivement Award for her contribution to the Canadian film industry. Elizabeth has been giving workshops at colleges, universities, and film festivals throughout Canada, the United States and Europe for the last 15 years. Navigate the world of documentary research and clearances. Learn the latest on how to obtain, reduce costs and limit risks using stock footage, stills, and licensed music. This workshop is invaluable for all documentary producers, directors, writers, editors and researchers.


 Areas of discussion include

  • the current rights marketplace
  • how to find the best sources of visual material (photographs, archival film, graphics, and maps),
  • negotiating terms and rates,
  • inexpensive alternatives to expensive archival footage
  • how to document “due diligence” or best effort.

This workshop is recommended for:

  • Documentary Film Directors
  • Documentary Film producers
  • Film Editors 
  • Writers 
  • Researchers

Each attendee gets the following

  • E-handouts and "Klinck Links"
  • An opportunty to email Elizabeth with one question about a project after the workshop
Have questions about Visual Research and Copyright for Film, Television and Web Series? Contact Elizabeth Klinck

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Imperial Plaza Building
111 St. Clair Ave W
Toronto, ON M4V 1N5

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)

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Elizabeth Klinck

Elizabeth has worked as a producer, editorial and visual researcher, and clearance specialist on numerous award-winning international documentary films and interactive projects that have garnered Emmy, Gemini, CSA, Peabody and Oscar awards.

Throughout her career, Elizabeth has worked for HBO, PBS, the National Film Board of Canada, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, BBC, Discovery, History Television, CTV, Channel 4, Arte, ZDF, among other international broadcasters and independent production companies.

Nominated for an Emmy in the Craft of Research and three times for Best Visual Researcher at the FOCAL Awards in the UK, Elizabeth has won the 2017, 2015, and 2014 and 2013 Canadian Screen Award, the 2015 Gemeaux Award, and the 2010 Gemini for Best Visual Research.  She has won the Yorkton Golden Sheaf award, and was honored with the  FOCAL International Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008.  Elizabeth has served on the board of WIFT Toronto, Impact Media Summit, and was the founding chairperson for ten years for the Visual Researchers' Society of Canada. She is on International Executive Committee for FOCAL International in the UK and is a member of DOC Toronto and WIFT. 

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