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Clearance Coordinator

In the entertainment and media industries, clearing a property refers to the practice of securing permission to use copyrighted material or personal likeness, or researching a property to ensure that there are no ownership claims and disputes. This is a necessary step in reproducing or appropriating work such as photographs, songs, television clips, or names.

Music Supervisor

Once again, you find yourself staring down at the fax machine, contemplating a paper jam and wondering what the innards of this machine might look like if splayed across the ground with a baseball bat. Invariably, a certain tune pops into your head. Now that “Still” by the Geto Boys will be running through your mind all day, you can thank a music supervisor for that track’s placement in the film Office Space.

Clearance Administrator

Vanilla Ice wasn’t fooling anyone when he tried to convince a judge that a synthesized snare drum hit was enough to differentiate the “Ice Ice Baby” bassline from “Under Pressure.” A little haggling from a savvy clearance administrator and a willingness to attribute credit to Queen and David Bowie could have saved Robert Van Winkle and his label the “undisclosed amount” paid out of court to settle the dispute.