While script clearance research is usually done on the shooting script, you may sometimes need more general research performed while the story is still in development. IndieClear can help you with this, too.
IS THE SCRIPT CLEARANCE WORK YOU DO INSURED?
I READ A BOOK ABOUT SCRIPT CLEARANCE. CAN'T I DO IT MYSELF?
Books, however good, tell you what you need to do, but unfortunately not how to do it. Professional script clearance research takes expertise, learned from years of experience. It involves subscribing to specialized online databases, and knowing how to search them effectively. It involves the establishment of, and adherence to, a set of clearance guidelines. For these reasons and more, an attorney may not approve your self-generated script clearance report. And without attorney approval, an E&O insurer is unlikely to accept it for the issuance of a policy. Also see Why Script Clearance?
MY SCRIPT'S LOCATION HAS CHANGED FROM TORONTO TO LOS ANGELES. IS THAT OK?
HOW QUICKLY CAN YOU DO THE SCRIPT CLEARANCE REPORT?
WHAT IS YOUR CHECK ACCEPTANCE POLICY?
In the event that your check is returned unpaid for insufficient or uncollected funds:
We may re-present your check electronically or by paper-draft. A service charge for the maximum amount allowed by state law will be assessed, along with any other allowable state fees. Your check will not be provided to you with your bank statement, but a copy can be retrieved by contacting your financial institution. Signature of your check constitutes acceptance of these terms. Collections are handled by NorthStar Technologies.
WILL E&O INSURERS ACCEPT INDIECLEAR'S SCRIPT CLEARANCE REPORT?
WON'T THE DISTRIBUTOR BUY A SCRIPT CLEARANCE REPORT WHEN THEY BUY MY FILM?
Almost always, the distributor will require you to provide the report. It’s easier and less costly to clear the shooting script rather than the finished film. Ask yourself if you really want to go to the hassle and expense of rescheduling actors, reshooting, and re-editing whole scenes.