was founded in 1992 by Shari Chertok, who literally grew up in the stock footage industry.

Shari’s father, Bernard Chertok, industry pioneer, ran the first footage library, Sherman Grinberg Film Library, which represented Paramount and Pathé newsreels as well as ABC News. Uncle, David Chertok, and now cousin, Michael Chertok are the owners of The Chertok Jazz on Film Collection. It must be in the genes.

With the arrival of new Partner, Nancy Kern,  re:search is now the culmination of years of shared experiences of two people whose paths have crossed over the years.

We have been editors, photographers and book publishers and have combined vast experience in footage, photo and music research, plus a long history of intellectual property rights and clearances.

In our history, we have acted in the capacities of both licensors and licensees, making our perspective unique and giving us the ability to negotiate extremely cost effective contracts with worldwide content providers and intellectual property rights holders.

With offices in New York, California and Paris, we are perfectly positioned to provide clients with a global selection of content, as well as being able to utilize our breadth of expertise and contacts to clear anyone or anything.

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