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The Chaplin Office

Roy Export S.A.S.
58 Rue Jean Jacques Rousseau
75001 Paris, France
Tel +33 1 40 26 31 23
Fax +33 1 42 36 42 90


The Chaplin office in Paris represents the Chaplin rightsholding companies (see below), as well as the Chaplin family. Its representatives also manage the Chaplin archives, approve certain Chaplin-related projects, and sometimes help out with such projects (film distribution, screenings, books, exhibitions, research, documentaries, stage shows, etc.)

We represent:

Roy Export SAS

Roy Export SAS owns the copyrights and other relevant rights to all films made by Chaplin from 1918 onwards, except A Countess from Hong Kong:

  • A Dog’s Life 1918
  • Shoulder Arms 1918
  • Sunnyside 1919
  • A Day’s Pleasure 1919
  • The Kid 1921
  • The Idle Class 1921
  • Pay Day 1922
  • The Pilgrim 1923
  • A Woman of Paris 1923
  • The Gold Rush 1925 and 1942
  • The Circus 1928
  • City Lights 1931
  • Modern Times 1936
  • The Great Dictator 1940
  • Monsieur Verdoux 1947
  • Limelight 1952
  • A King in New York 1957
  • The Chaplin Revue comprising: A Dog’s Life, Shoulder Arms, The Pilgrim.

The Chaplin personal and studio archives belong to Roy Export. For photos and reproduction rights, please consult our Image Bank or send any enquiries to Roy Export.

The Chaplin studios’ and personal archives have been scanned by the Cineteca di Bologna in Italy, who to our great joy found sponsoring from “The Fondazione Cassa di Risparnio in Bologna” to set up a Chaplin project. The entire catalogue of the archives, with some reproductions of documents, is now available online. Full consultation of the entire database is now possible at the Cineteca’s library, or on special request to Roy Export.

Bubbles Inc SA

Bubbles Incorporated S.A. owns rights with respect to Charlie Chaplin and his Little Tramp character, including the right to grant commercial use of his name, nickname, image, likenesses, photographs, descriptions, biography, supports, and other aspect of his identity, in relation with the distribution and exploitation of all types of products and services or with all other kinds of exploitations of the activities of the person of Charles Chaplin as the Little Tramp.

For merchandising and licensing enquiries please see our Bubbles Inc page.

Bubbles Inc also manages the rights to Charlie Chaplin’s My Autobiography.

Association Chaplin

The Association Chaplin was founded by some of Chaplin’s children “to protect the name, image and moral rights” to his body of work. The only members of the Association are Chaplin family members.

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