– Midwestern Films –
Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 11/9 is a political documentary about the 2016 United States presidential election and the subsequent presidency of Donald Trump. Moore’s production house, Midwestern film used a mixture of their own footage and third-party content
Kurator was hired by Midwestern Films to help secure a single, but complicated shot. They were looking to use the only aerial footage taken of the Empire State Building shot on election night. But because the Empire State building is also a trademarked landmark, they also needed to clear the rights of the building itself.
Kurator’s wide range of licensing experience and legal expertise. This shot highlights the impact of the election in the film and it was also used to add context in the theatrical trailer.