21 - 24 JUNE 2021 / EDITION N°32

Jessica Darmon

Archives Storytelling

Jessica Darmon

Archives Storytelling
Le Chainon Manquant


About me:Jessica embarked on law studies at the Aix-Marseille University in 2011 and quickly decided to focus on copyright and intellectual property issues. A few years later, she obtained her Master’s degree in media law and interned at Havas, which would be decisive in her subsequent career choices. This experience taught her how to secure an audiovisual project in terms of intellectual property. It was also during this internship that she encounteredLe Chaînon Manquant. In addition to the research services it offers, Le Chaînon Manquant provides licensing and rights clearance services, which are what motivated Jessica’s ambitions to join the team. She is now responsible for negotiating with rights holders, beneficiaries, representatives, estates of public figures, etc. in order to enable Le Chaînon Manquant’s clients to integrate the archives they want into their documentary projects.

Company profile: Le Chaînon Manquant is a visual research agency that has been working alongside producers for over 25 years, bringing new life to existing audiovisual content. We are firm believers in the enduring power of images, and adamant that yesterday’s archives actively contribute to today’s creations. We work with documentary and fiction films producers, exhibition and museum curators, corporate clients, stage directors, advertising agencies, etc. We guide our clients through what can be a complex and lengthy process, providing the following services depending the need of each specific project:

• Visual research: exploring archives to select and provide relevant content

• Sourcing: identifying the rights holders of an image or audio

• Rights clearance: obtaining all the relevant permissions

• Licensing: drafting agreements in English or French

• Delivery: supplying the necessary material within the defined timeframe

Areas of expertise: Visual Reasearch, Sourcing, Rights Clearance, Licensing, Delivery