March 15, 2015 at 11:08AM
Using a shot from Nosferatu
I'm writing my next short film which I'm sure it's going to ROCK! But I have a small issue that could affect the whole story.
The main character is watching TV, the 1922, F. W. Murnau movie Nosferatu to be precise. This moment is a big turning point in the story and I really need this shot, there's no way around.
So, here's my question. Can I use a shot of this movie? Do I have to pay any rights for it? Who do I need to ask?
I've been looking around internet and I saw that in the US this movie does not have any rights (public domain) but ... what about the rest of the world? Is there any website I could check?
I'll appreciate your inputs on this fellow movie makers!!!
PS.The shot will be less than 10 seconds