How do I clear celebrity photos easily and effortlessly?
December 4, 2007 7:27 AM Subscribe
"We need to use that picture of that pregnant singer from the cover of Mary Claire in the next show," says my boss. "What's my budget," I ask? There's a pause. My budget is nothing. "Can't you just get permission? As a promotion?" I make a note. "When do we need it by?" "Yesterday. As long as you get me the release by Friday, we're good." Yes, this is my job.
Anyone have tips on successfully licensing photos of celebrities... for as little money and hassle as possible?
posted by Elle Vator to Media & Arts (14 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I am in an interesting situation in which I am employed doing 'visual research' on a TV show that has little money and is months behind schedule. This is one of those 'opportunity' jobs, in that if I succeed I am a hero, if I fail I am relatively expendable.
I need to go after that nude picture of Xtina, for example, but I can't afford any expenditure, any delays and need that release on file.
If you know anything that can help me - either specific to this situation or for my job in general, please let me know. Feel free to send me a message as well.