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Visual Research and Rights Clearances Workshop with Elizabeth Klinck

October 18, 2012 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Elizabeth Klinck

Multi-award winning researcher and recognized expert in clearances Elizabeth Klinck is returning to DOC Toronto!

Documentary researchers, writers, directors and producers of all levels are invited to learn the latest on how to obtain stock footage, stills and recorded music, while reducing costs and limiting risks. This workshop will answer your questions about:

  • Permissions and access
  • Errors and Omissions insurance
  • Finding the best visual material and inexpensive alternatives to costly archival footage
  • Documenting ‘due diligence’ or best effort
  • How to clear music rights with a budget in mind
  • Navigating digital and multi-platform rights

There will be time for additional questions and e-handouts will be provided to registrants after the workshop.


October 18, 2012 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Centre for Social Innovation, Spadina | 215 Spadina, Alterna Savings Room, 4th Floor, Toronto


About Elizabeth Klinck:
Elizabeth has over twenty five years experience of research, visual stock shot research, music copyright clearance, and production management in documentary filmmaking. A graduate of Queen’s University, she sits on the board of directors for History Makers International and FOCAL International. She is the founding chairperson of the Visual Researcher’s Society of Canada/Association des recherchistes en audiovisuel du Canada and a member of DOC and WIFT. She has been an instructor at Ryerson University teaching documentary research and development and conducts workshops internationally at festivals, markets, and universities. Throughout her career, Elizabeth has worked for BBC, HBO, PBS, National Film Board of Canada, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Discovery, History Television, CTV, ZDF, and numerous international broadcasters and independent production companies in Canada, US and the UK. Elizabeth lives in Collingwood with her husband, sound recordist John Martin, and their two children Jack and Lily.


Elizabeth’s recent credits include the following documentary films that premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival 2012:


Dir. Dan Gordon



The Secret Disco Revolution

Dir. Jaime Kastner

The Secret Disco Revolution


Stories We Tell

Dir. Sarah Polley

Stories We Tell


The Last White Knight

Dir. Paul Saltzman

The Last White Knight

Questions? Please contact Adam Shamoon, Events and Program Coordinator at adam@docorg.ca.


Centre for Social Innovation
215 Spadina Avenue, 4th Floor, Alterna Savings Room
Toronto, Ontario M5T 3L2 Canada


DOC Institute