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April 15, 2017
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TV Clearance

“If You See It on Your Screen, That Means It Was Legally Cleared to Be There
 
“Clearance might be a great word to hear when shopping, but it’s the biggest annoyance the design team has to deal with. That’s because everything that appears on the show, no matter how small or ubiquitous, has to get clearance from the legal department. Even a cheap tiny statue purchased at Walmart, something mass produced a million times, was designed by someone, and without a release by that person the network could face a lawsuit. Which is why if you see it on Fargo, a bunch of people had to okay it to be there.
 
“Either that or it slipped by.”
 
HOW FARGO CREATES ITS SINGULAR (AND SNOWY) LOOK