Deal offers rare 35mm archive film in high-definition for the first time
NEW YORK, April 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), a leading global provider of imagery and music, today announced an exclusive content partnership with British Movietone regarding their British Movietone Moving Pictures Collection, to distribute never before digitized archive footage from 35mm film to HD video clips.
The British Movietone Moving Pictures collection is a stock footage collection created from out-takes, back plates and second unit material from Cinema features produced at the Denham, Shepherd's Bush and Pinewood Studios between 1930 and 1960. The unique collection unearths scenes of global landmarks and stunning landscapes, throughout the United Kingdom, India, Italy, Turkey, South America and the United States, similar to iconic movies from that period.
"There is an increasing demand for authentic archival footage among renowned producers and independent filmmakers for use in period dramas, documentaries and feature films today," said Francois Arbour, Shutterstock's Vice President of Product for Video and Music. "The British Movietone Moving Pictures collection on Shutterstock boasts a wide spectrum of high-quality, archival footage that will serve the growing need for content, rich in history."
As part of the new partnership, British Movietone is licensing more than 1000 newly digitized pristine quality HD clips, captured from over 300 reels of 35mm film, on Shutterstock today and hundreds more will soon be available for Shutterstock's Enterprise customers. The collection features culturally and commercially valuable point-of-view shots from trains and cars, night footage which is particularly scarce from this time, aerial views of Fort Knox from 1964 and historical icons of transport including the famous TWA aircrafts.
"We are delighted to partner with Shutterstock to share this content with movie producers and filmmakers around the world," said Matthew Miranda, CEO of Newsreel Archive, owner of the British Movietone Archive. "Shutterstock's global reach and innovative search tools make them an ideal partner to elevate the British Movietone Moving Pictures collection."
Shutterstock is continuing to invest in its footage offering having just launched a visually similar search tool for footage, powered by its innovative computer vision technology. The Company's footage collection is also thriving and recently expanded beyond 4 million clips, of which 600,000 are 4K.
Learn more about the British Movietone Moving Pictures collection here.
About Shutterstock, Inc.
Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), is a leading global provider of high-quality licensed photographs, vectors, illustrations, videos and music to businesses, marketing agencies and media organizations around the world. Working with its growing community of over 100,000 contributors, Shutterstock adds hundreds of thousands of images each week, and currently has more than 80 million images and 4 million video clips available, of which over 600,000 are in 4K.
Headquartered in New York City, with offices in Amsterdam, Berlin, Chicago, Denver, London, Los Angeles, Montreal, Paris and San Francisco, Shutterstock has customers in more than 150 countries. The company also owns Bigstock, a value-oriented stock media provider; Offset, a high-end image collection; PremiumBeat, a curated royalty-free music library; Rex Features, a premier source of editorial images for the world's media; and WebDAM, a cloud-based digital asset management service for businesses.
About Newsreel Archive Pty Ltd
Newsreel Archive Pty Ltd, based in Sydney Australia, is the owner of the historic British Movietone Archive. Home to the most memorable and iconic moving images of the 20th Century, ranging from significant historical events, royalty, sport, Hollywood icons and celebrities the British Movietone Archive represents the definitive international moving image source of 20th Century history. The British Movietone Moving Pictures collection is a stock footage collection created from out-takes, back plates and second unit material from Cinema features produced at the Denham, Shepherd's Bush and Pinewood studios between 1930 and 1960.
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