Clearance Manager (temporary)

Trustpoint One
August 31, 2022
Santa Monica, CA, United States of America
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Trustpoint.One is pleased to be supporting a global entertainment company with its search for a Temporary Clearance Manager with entertainment marketing experience.  This individual will work with the marketing legal team to review marketing creative and original content scripts to identify potential clearance issues and ensure appropriate clearance.  This is a remote role with CA-based candidates preferred.

Clearance Manager Responsibilities:

  • Negotiate agreements with outside parties controlling rights to artwork, photography, footage, fonts, music and other proprietary material used in marketing and original content.
  • Advise content producers and marketing teams of clearance procedures. In connection therewith, review rough and final cuts of marketing videos and original content, websites, bonus content, behind the scenes/EPK materials, interviews, bloopers, deleted scenes, trailers, TV spots, e-mail creative, digital assets, commercial tie-ins, print ads and other marketing materials.
  • Review scripts to summarize potential clearance issues and necessary next steps.
  • Throughout preproduction/production/post production, track and handle all requests from production and Marketing for use of graphics, artwork, photographs, props, set, dressing, wardrobe, stills, footage, fonts, etc.
  • Transmit, follow-up and track clearance requests to outside parties.
  • Secure necessary licenses and/or permissions via boilerplate forms and protocols.
  • Analyze proposed marketing creative, concept art and graphics, including for standards and practices purposes. Elevate for additional review as needed.
  • Consult, as needed, with IP and marketing counsel in connection with copyright, trademark, right of publicity and contractual matters.
  • View rough and final cuts to ensure compliance with clearance instructions.
  • Coordinate and communicate with internal teams (e.g., labor relations, consumer products, music).
  • Review and clear content in connection with advertising/promotional clearance matters.
  • Work closely with marketing teams to interpret and execute restrictions and provide guidance regarding contractual marketing approvals, as they apply to company’s original content and licensed content marketing assets


  • 3-5 years in entertainment marketing and/or content (e.g., major film/TV production entity or network) clearance position
  • Knowledge of copyright, trademark, right of publicity and other legal concepts sufficient to identify and communicate issues
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Proven ability to take initiative and seek increased responsibilities
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced and fluctuating environment
  • Proficient in autonomously prioritizing work and managing deadlines
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Outlook and Word
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • JD or paralegal degree (preferred)
  • News and/or the documentary experience (preferred)


  • $50.70/hour

Hours are 8-5 with paid overtime. Qualified individuals interested in the Temporary Clearance Manager opening are encouraged to submit a current resume for immediate consideration.

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