RADIO-CANADA’S PROGRAM AND STOCK SHOT SALES DEPARTMENT CONTINUOULSY SEEKS TO IMPROVE ITS CUSTOMER SERVICE. WITH THE GROWING NUMBER OF SPECIALTY TELEVISION CHANNELS, WE FIND THAT THE NUMBER OF FOOTAGE REQUESTS WE RECEIVE INCREASES YEARLY. WE THEREFORE FEEL THAT IT IS IN OUR BEST INTEREST TO ESTABLISH PRECISE POLICIES RELATING TO THE USE OF OUR ARCHIVAL FOOTAGE, THEREBY PROTECTING OUR RIGHTS AND OUR INTEGRITY AS NATIONAL BROADCASTER.
COMPLY WITH THE POLICIES ESTABLISHED BY RADIO-CANADA PROGRAM AND STOCK SHOT SALES.
GENERAL POLICIES - RADIO-CANADA STOCK SHOT SALES
- Use of any Radio-Canada on-air personality (host, reporter or any person clearly identified with Radio-Canada), program graphics or any visual considered to be the style of a particular program requires the written authorisation of the appropriate department; this authorisation must be received before we can dub any of this material.
- Sale of any news footage is subject to Radio-Canada’s Journalistic Standards and Practices. Radio-Canada reserves the right to restrict the use of any news material, particularly where promotional, partisan or controversial subjects are concerned. Moreover, please note that Radio-Canada has a list of policies concerning the use of news footage in comedy programs. These policies can be sent to you upon request.
- In most cases, use of visual where private persons are easily recognisable requires the person’s consent. Moreover, in certain cases use of a public figure’s image may require this person’s consent. Though Radio-Canada may have broadcasted these visuals, it in no way means that the person has consented to a broader use of his/her image. You are therefore required to obtain the appropriate releases and permissions to use a person’s image or blur that image.
- Radio-Canada will not sell shocking or controversial footage (ex: hurt child, battered woman)
- Radio-Canada does not hold the rights to all the footage broadcast on its airwaves. We will not sell footage that is not our property.
- The producer must clear all rights related to the use of Radio-Canada stock shots. Whenever possible, Radio-Canada will supply any pertinent information that will allow the producer to contact the appropriate guild, federation or union and/or the artist directly.
- Radio-Canada must receive the agreement form duly completed and signed by the appropriate person before any research can begin.
- Radio-Canada reserves at all times the right to refuse or restrict the use of its archives.
WE SUGGEST THAT PRODUCTION COMPANIES REQUESTING STOCK SHOTS FROM RADIO-CANADA FOLLOW THE PROCEDURES LISTED BELOW. THESE HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED TO HELP US IMPROVE THE SERVICE WE OFFER OUR CLIENTS.
PROCEDURES – RADIO-CANADA STOCK SHOT SALES
- Please describe in detail the footage you are looking for (ex : field of daisies).
- If you are looking for specific shots of a public person giving a speech, please describe the event/context (ex : Trudeau first elected Prime Minister).
- Please be precise when requesting shots of a public person (spelling is important) and the context or time frame in which that person must be (ex : De Gaulle visiting Quebec)
- It is better to avoid using dates if you are unsure - a description of the event may serve just as well.
- For historical events, please be as precise as possible - context, period, personality.
- We are unable to research a period or theme. The client must determine the footage he/she requires to illustrate his/her subject.
- A minimum of 5 working days is necessary to complete a file, from the receipt of your written request with the duly signed agreement form to delivery of the footage.
- We can dub material in-house to VHS, Beta SP or Digital Beta however for any other type of support, we use outside labs. You must therefore allow an extra 48 hours for delivery.
- You must allow at least 48 hours for « urgent » requests - we cannot deliver footage on the same day as you request it.
- Radio-Canada began broadcasting in 1952. We have no archives prior to that year.