To find out who owns copyright in a film, have a look at the credits on the back of the DVD packaging.
The name of the producer will be listed.
If you take a clip off a website check the credits to find out who you need to contact.
Getting permission to use a film or TV clip can be complicated.
For permission to use a film or TV clip you need to contact the film studio or producer’s licensing department.
For a list of common contacts download a fact sheet from the Screenrights website. If the contact list does not list the producer/copyright owner and you need help working out who to contact, try contacting Screenrights at email@example.com.
Once you have worked out who you need to contact, have a look at this example (.doc 24 kB) of an email or letter asking permission to use an extract of a film that has been produced by someone else.