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 200 Feature Films, 400 TV Movies & 3000 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 Schitt's Creek, Trailer Park Boys, Letterkenny, the SAW movies, and Wynonna Earp, as well as numerous animated productions, including Bakugan, Beyblade, The Breadwinner, PJ Masks, and Corner Gas Animated.

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

We perform a variety of services on your behalf:

We work in all media, including:

  • Television and Theatrical
  • Electronic Media
  • Print Publishing
  • Advertising
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Shannon Hancock has been with The Rights Company since 2002. As CEO, 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.


Co-founder 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".


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