Clip Licensing FAQ

Who is the Licensee?
The Licensee is the party requesting the use of the clip and is the person or company responsible for all contract terms and residuals.

What if I don't know the air date?
If you don't know the air date, please provide us with any information you may have on the clip. For example, the character who starred in the sketch (Ralph Kramden, Joe the Bartender, Reggie Van Gleason, etc.) or any information on guest stars. This will help us to quickly and efficiently locate the clip that you're looking for.

How long does the licensing process take?
The length of time depends on a variety of factors. The more information you are able to provide about your clip, the quicker the process time. Footage will not be ordered until a fully executed license agreement is received. The sooner we have a signed agreement the sooner we can provide the footage.

What footage is available?
Almost all of Jackie's television and musical work is available for licensing through this site, with the exception of the "original thirty-nine" episodes of The Honeymooners.

What formats are available?
We can fulfill almost every format requested. Please be specific when describing your desired format.

How much do clips cost to license?
There are several factors that go into the cost of license fees. Here are some examples:
a. The length of the clip requested.
b. The rights requested by Licensee. License fees depend on the media, territory, term and number of runs requested.

How will License fees and rights be negotiated?
License fees and rights will be negotiated over the phone.

Can I view the clip before I commit to a contract?
The Screener Policy allows for the Licensee to view the requested clip on a VHS copy before committing to a contract. There is a non-refundable $500 per clip fee. If the clip is eventually licensed, the $500 will be applied toward the license fee.

What happens when my request has been approved?
When a request has been approved and the license fees have been negotiated, a license agreement will be faxed to the Licensee for a signature along with an invoice for license fees and transfer costs.

When can I get the footage?
When a fully executed license agreement is received, (via fax is accepted), the tape will be ordered.

How long does delivery take?
The tape will be shipped via Federal Express. Please allow 1-2 weeks for delivery. Or, you can request a RUSH shipping, for an additional $100. In this case you can expect the footage within 3 days.

When is payment due?
Payment is due upon receipt of the tape.

What forms of payment do you accept?
We only accept checks made payable to: Jackie Gleason Enterprises, LLC.

If I license the footage and then end up not using it in the final edit, am I still obligated to pay the license fee?
No. Simply inform us that it was not used in the final edit so we can note our records. However, the transfer costs of $300 for providing the broadcast quality tape will still be due.

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