We are a leading North American Intellectual Property Rights Research and Clearance Company.

The Rights Company is a leading North American Intellectual Property Rights Research and Clearance Company, specializing in Script Clearance and Title Clearance reports.
Whether you're making a feature film, television series, documentary, web site, game, or advertisement, we will ensure you get the clearances you need.
Founded in 1998 by Amy Lennie and Ron Proulx, The Rights Company has worked on over 100 Feature Films, 200 TV Movies & 1500 TV Episodes, and has clients all over the world, including Canada, USA, U.K., Spain, Germany, Hong Kong, and Australia.
The Rights Company has worked on such productions as Degrassi, Chappaquiddick, The Breadwinner, Schitt's Creek, Miss Sloane, Designated Survivor, Room, The Last Man On Earth and the SAW movies.

CONTACT US: info@therightscompany.com / 416-766-0467

We perform a variety of services on your behalf:

We clear all rights, including but not limited to:

  • Footage and all visuals
  • Underlying rights; talent, music, choreography, etc.
  • Photos, artwork, likeness, articles, etc.

We work in all media, including:

  • Television and Theatrical
  • Electronic Media, including Internet and DVD
  • Print Publishing
  • Advertising
Here are some interesting infringement stories.


CHAPPAQUIDDICK Director: John Curran
GeBjkKdl SCHITT'S CREEK Producer: Not A Real Company Productions
ROOM Director: Lenny Abrahamsson
ARQ Netflix
designated-survivor-posterDESIGNATED SURVIVOR Producer: Mark Gordon
silent_hill_revelation_3d_ver6_xlg-150x150 SILENT HILL: REVELATION Producer: Don Carmody Director: Michael J. Bassett
RANSOM Creator: Frank Spotnitz
Saw2_150x150 SAW II - SAW VI Director: Darren Lynn Bousman
WORKIN' MOMS Producer: Wolf & Rabbit
DEGRASSI: Next Class Netflix
trailer-park-boys TRAILER PARK BOYS Netflix
miss-sloan MISS SLOANE Director: John Madden
KIM'S CONVENIENCE Producer: Thunderbird Films
Screen-Shot-2012-11-29-at-09.42.25-150x150 ROOKIE BLUE Producer: eOne Entertainment
heartland-CA HEARTLAND Producer: Seven24
Resident-Evil-Retribution RESIDENT EVIL Director: Paul W.S. Anderson
beyblade-150 BEYBLADE Producer: Corus Entertainment
watch-the-shipping-news-online-free-356-150x150 THE SHIPPING NEWS Producer: Miramax Films Director: Lasse Hallström
picskulls2 THE SKULLS II Producer: Universal Pictures Director: Joe Chapelle
maps to stars MAPS TO THE STARS Director: David Cronenberg
REMEMBER Director: Atom Egoyan
71f4c-flashpoint-the-second-season-large-150x150 FLASHPOINT Producer: Pink Sky Entertainment
Mama-Cover-150x150 MAMA Producer: Guillermo del Toro  



Shannon Hancock has been with The Rights Company since 2002. As Head of Operations, she oversees day-to-day communications, research, and client care. A fiction writer with a passion for the short story, Shannon is also a two-time scholarship recipient of the Humber School for Writers, a member of the Writers’ Community of Durham Region, a graduate of the Humber School for Writers, and a graduate of the Humber College journalism program. She has successfully completed the Certificate in Entertainment Law from York University and Osgoode Hall. She lives in the Greater Toronto Area with her partner and two sons.


As President of The Rights Company, Amy Lennie runs all day to day and creative operations. Amy spent much of the 90's working for public broadcaster TVO and as lead researcher for a documentary producer in Toronto, all before partnering with Ron Proulx in 1998 to form The Rights Company. Amy has been a guest speaker at numerous workshops and lectures for organizations, including the Director’s Guild of Canada, the Ontario Media Development Corporation, the Institute of Communications and Advertising, and the former Canadian Independent Film Caucus. She has successfully completed the Certificate in Entertainment Law from York University and Osgoode Hall. Born in Ontario cottage country, Amy lives north of Toronto with her husband, a Toronto firefighter, and two children. In between everything else, she travels throughout North America several times a year to meet with clients.


Partner Ron Proulx works primarily in Business Development and also owns music supervision and entertainment consulting company Arpix Media. Ron has appeared on or moderated countless industry panels on the topic of copyright and licensing. He has also been the subject of several articles in industry periodicals and has written and published a guide on music licensing. Also a songwriter, Ron won the 2005 Genie Award for Best Original Song for his work on the Feature Film "Twist". Ron shares his time between Toronto and Victoria.


North America

201-670 Richmond Street West, Toronto, ON Canada M6J 1C3

T: 416-766-0467 / F: 416-766-1973

British Columbia

31 Oswego Street, Victoria, BC Canada V8V 2A7

T: 250-483-3421

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