Welcome to The Walt Disney Studios Licensing Website

All requests to license Disney’s intellectual property must be submitted directly to the individuals and departments listed in the FAQ’s below, relative to the specific property being requested.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a comprehensive list of the assets that are available for licensing?

Unfortunately, we do not have a comprehensive list of our productions that we can provide to the general public.

Who do I contact to license television and motion picture content from the Disney and ABC libraries?

Television content (1955-1984) and motion picture content
Paula Potter, Director
Legal Affairs, Rights Administration
Ph: (818) 560-8974
Fx: (818) 953-9943
paula.potter@disney.com

The Walt Disney Studios Clip & Still Licensing Online Submission Form may only be used to request still images and clips, posters, dialogue, props and other thematic elements for use in moving productions from Disney’s vintage cartoon content, television content (pre-1984) and all motion picture clips released under the Walt Disney Pictures, Touchstone Pictures, Hollywood Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios banners.

Please click here for the Online Submission Form.


Disney/ABC Domestic Television
(Daytime)
Tanya Boonsukha
Senior Production Manager
Ph: (818) 460-6732
Fx: (818) 460-5669
tanya.boonsukha@disney.com

(ABC Library – Pre-1985)
Andrea Chain
Paralegal
Ph: (818) 560-6062
Fx: (818) 560-6635
andrea.chain@disney.com

ABC Studios
(Current Programming – Promotional Footage)
Gloria Stabolito
Administrator
Ph: (818) 460-5055
Fx: (818) 460-6658
gloria.stabolito@abc.com

(ABC Library – Post 1985)
Dan Kilgore
Director, Legal Affairs
Ph: (818) 460-6387
Fx: (818) 460-6690
dan.kilgore@abc.com

ABC Primetime Reality
Mark B. Fallon
Paralegal, Legal Affairs
Ph: (818) 460-6553
Fx: (818) 460-7171
mark.b.fallon@abc.com

ABC Daytime
Lisa Gagliardi
Director, Business Affairs
Ph: (212) 456-7492
Fx: (212) 456-6328
lisa.a.gagliardi@abc.com

ABC Touchstone (SCHOOLHOUSE ROCKS!)
Mark B. Fallon
Paralegal, Legal Affairs
Ph: (818) 460-6553
Fx: (818) 460-7171
mark.b.fallon@abc.com

ABC Family
Jeannette Monterubio
Senior Paralegal
Ph: (818) 973-4020
Fx: (818) 569-7399
jeannette.monterubio@disney.com

ABC News
Lynnore Thames
Associate Director, Rights & Clearance and Permissions

(Permissions request line), clips from previously broadcast ABC News programs and excerpts/reprints from ABCNews.com articles
Ph: (212) 456-5421
Toll Free – 1-800-789-1250
abc.permissions@abc.com

ABC News Videosource Stock Footage Library

ABCNEWS VideoSource license the B-Roll shot by ABC NEWS to interested third parties.
Our archive includes all of the B-Roll shot by ABC NEWS dating back to 1964. We also represent other collections like British Movietone News.

Anthony Perrone
Director, ABC NEWS VideoSource
anthony.perrone@abc.com
Ph: (212) 456-5196
www.abcnewsvideosource.com

KABC-TV (Los Angeles)
Milli Martinez
Executive Producer
Ph: (818) 863-7511
milli.m.martinez@disney.com

(Still Images – Archive)
Ann Limongello
Director, Photography Licensing & Archives
The Disney/ABC Television Group
Ph: (212) 456-6782
Fx: (212) 456-7033
ann.limongello@disney.com

(Still Images – Current)
Liana Joyner
Senior Editorial Manager
The Disney/ABC Television Group
Ph: (818) 460-7788
Fx: (818) 460-5274
liana.c.joyner@abc.com

What will it cost to license a clip or still from Disney Studios Licensing?

Licensing costs vary depending on the media, term, and territory rights required for your project.
To obtain a quote, please fill out this form.

Can I make changes to the clip or still?

Alterations or modifications to the film clips or stills are not permitted without the express written consent of Disney Studios Licensing.

Can I use a film clip and/or still on my website?

We will consider requests for website use on a case-by-case basis, depending on the context in which the content will be used and other factors.

Do I have to clear the actors in the film clips and still images that I license?

Certain film clip re-use payments may be triggered relative to talent, stunt performers, writers, directors and musicians, depending on when a film was released, in accordance with current guild collective bargaining agreements. Please contact the relevant Guilds to obtain additional information about such payments. You may also want to consider hiring a professional clearance service or clearance professional to assist you with obtaining any additional clearances and making any additional payments that may be necessary:

Screen Actors Guild
Ph: (323) 954-1600
www.sag.org

Writers Guild of America, West
Ph: (800) 548-4532
www.wga.org

Directors Guild of America
Ph: (800) 421-4173
www.dga.org

American Federation of Musicians
Ph: (323) 460-5401
Fx: (323) 461-5409
www.afm.org

Do all stunt performers have to be cleared and paid?

Stunt performers must be cleared and paid, even when they are not seen. The best way to identify stunt performers is to contact the film’s Stunt Coordinator. The Screen Actors Guild can assist you with locating the Stunt Coordinator on a particular film so that each stunt player in the scene can be identified.

What rights are included in the license?

When you license a film clip, still image, sound bite, screenplay excerpt, thematic element, or poster, our license will cover use of the licensed content for the media, term, and territory to which both parties have agreed, for a negotiated fee. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the license will require the licensee to indemnify Disney, its agents , employees, representatives, affiliates, parent and subsidiary corporations, and to hold Disney harmless from any and all loss, cost, damage, liability and expense, including attorneys’ fees arising out of any claim whatsoever, in connection with the licensee’s use of the licensed content. The licensee will be responsible for obtaining all waivers, permissions or approvals from the WGA, DGA, SAG, AFTRA, and the American Federation of Musicians and will pay all re-use fees required by applicable collective bargaining agreements or individual agreements or as otherwise required by law. The licensee will also assume responsibility for all laboratory or other actual costs which may arise in connection with providing the licensed content.

Who do I contact to license content from Lucasfilm Ltd?

Lucasfilm Ltd.

Lucasfilm manages the rights to films, television shows, and documentaries based on the Star Wars saga and the Indiana Jones trilogy, as well as Tucker: The Man and His Dream and Willow.  Requests related to those properties should be directed to:

Christopher Holm
Ph: (415) 623-1938
chris.holm@lucasfilm.com

Who do I contact to license content from Marvel Films?

Marvel Studios
Erika Denton
Director, Clearance and Clip & Still Licensing
500 South Buena Vista St
Burbank, CA 91521
Ph: (818) 560-9164
edenton@marvelstudios.com

Who do I contact to license content from Miramax Films or Dimension Films?

We are no longer affiliated with Miramax Films or Dimension Films.
Please contact Visual Icon as they exclusively manage clip licensing for Miramax and Dimension Films:

Visual Icon Clip Licensing
Sales and Customer Service
(310) 773-3250
www.Visual-icon.com
or email requests to requests@visual-icon.com

Who do I contact to license content from ESPN or ABC Sports?

ESPN & ABC Sports Library
Louise Argianas
Director, Content Rights Management & Licensing
Ph: (212) 456-2997
Fx: (212) 456-2708
louise.s.argianas@abc.com
www.espnfootage.com

Who do I contact to license content from Disney Television Animation?

ABC Cable Networks Group
Lisa Liberatore
Vice President, Business Affairs
Ph: (818) 409-7930
Fx: (818) 409-2127
lisa.liberatore@disney.com

Who do I contact to license content from Disney Channel/Disney XD/Disney Junior?

Disney Channel/Disney XD/Disney Junior
Vache K Garabedian
Senior Paralegal Specialist, Legal Affairs
Ph: (818) 569-7725
Fx: (818) 569-7399
vache.garabedian@disney.com

Who do I contact to request permission to use Disney intellectual property for non-commercial uses such as hand-made artwork, clothing, themed private parties, student projects, stage shows, etc.?

These requests are handled by the Disney Legal Department on behalf of Disney Enterprises, Inc.  Inquiries are processed in the order in which they are received.  Due to the high volume of requests we receive, it can take up to eight (8) weeks before receiving a response. Thank you again for contacting the Walt Disney Company/Disney Enterprises, Inc.

To submit your request, click here.

Who do I contact to license Disney Music?

Disney Music Publishing
(Live Performance, Lyric Reprint, Arrangements, Misc.)

Walt Disney Music Co.
(Mechanical, Master Use & Synchronization Licensing)
Please submit inquiries to: musicpublishing@disney.com
Note in the subject line: DISNEY MUSIC USE INQUIRY
Make sure to include contact name and phone number.

Who do I contact to license footage of Disney Theme Parks?

Walt Disney World Resort
Mary Taylor
Senior Paralegal Specialist
Ph: (407) 828-1750
Fx: (407) 828-5541
mary.taylor@disney.com


Disneyland Resort
Alison Bowman
Business Operations Director
Ph: (818) 544-1363
Fx: (818) 260-8873
alison.bowman@disney.com

How do I get a copy of an episode of a Disney Television Program or a motion picture?

Due to the volume of requests that we receive, we are unable to accommodate individual requests for copies of our motion picture.

Viewers can purchase personal DVD copies of some ABC News programming at http://abcnewsstore.go.com/DVDList.aspx. There is also information on this page that provides licensing guidance to educational and training institutions.

Is the music included in the Film Clip License?

No. To license music from a clip, please contact Disney Music Publishing as noted above.

How do I show a Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios Touchstone Pictures or Hollywood Pictures film to my group or organization?

All requests to screen our films in their entirety in a non-theatrical setting at churches, clubs, public schools (pre-schools and kindergarten through twelfth grade), camps, libraries, business and service organizations, parks, art museums, film societies, and similar organization are handled by our authorized agent, Swank Motion Pictures. Please be advised that Swank handles licensing for public schools (K-12), both title-by-title and for blanket licensing on a yearly basis:

Swank Motion Pictures
Ph: (800) 876-5577
Fx: (314) 289-2192

All requests to screen our films in their entirety on a year-by-year basis (excluding public school exhibitions) are handled by our authorized agent, Motion Picture Licensing Corporation:

Motion Picture Licensing Corporation
Ph: (800) 462-8855 ext 3007
Fx: (310) 822-4440

For International inquiries regarding public performance of motion pictures in their entirety please contact our agent, Filmbank Distributors Ltd:

Filmbank Distributors Ltd
Warner House
98 Theobalds Road
London WC1X 8WB
Ph: 0207 984 5950
Fx: 0207 984 5951
http://www.filmbank.co.uk/

How do I submit a story idea or other creative material to Disney?

It is our Company’s policy not to accept unsolicited submissions of creative material, including, but not limited to, scripts, artwork, and product prototypes.