Tavistalks.com Copyright & Permissions requests
All of the material published by Tavis Smiley, The Smiley Group, Inc., TS Media, Smiley Radio Properties, SmileyBooks, Tavis Smiley Foundation, and Tavis Smiley Presents is protected under copyright law. Written permission from Tavis Smiley is required if you wish to reproduce our material.
All requests must be made in writing. It is not our policy to grant verbal permission. At this time, we are not accepting permission requests via email (see below for instructions).
Please submit your inquiries in writing to:
The Smiley Group, Inc./Permissions
4434 Crenshaw Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90043
Or fax request to: (323) 290-3940
What should you include in your permission request?
Your request should be as complete as possible. We will need to know the exact material you wish to reprint. Please provide copies of our material in context as it currently appears and in detail the manner in which you wish permission to use.
Please let us know what territories you need permission for (US, US and Canada, applicable country/territory, etc.). You may include additional information that may be helpful in evaluating your request.
Incomplete requests will not be processed and will be returned to the requester for more information.
How long does it take to process a permission request?
It will take approximately 2 to 3 weeks for you to receive a written response to your request. This time frame may vary depending on the amount of requests we have to process. Therefore, we ask you to submit your request for permission as early in your editorial process as possible. Please allow 3 weeks after submitting your request before any follow-up.
Will there be a fee?
Each request received by the department is evaluated on an individual basis. Fees will not be discussed prior to permission being granted.
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