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The FOCAL International Awards 2013


Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Film Restoration and Preservation


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Grover Crisp

Over his long career at Sony Pictures, Grover Crisp has been responsible for overseeing the preservation and restoration of not only well-known classics such as Lawrence of Arabia, Dr Strangelove, From Here to Eternity, On the Waterfront, and Bridge on the River Kwai, but also many lesser-known titles from Sony Columbia's rich back catalogue, including the early films of Frank Capra and the spectacular Westerns of Delmer Daves. Grover's experience spans both traditional photo-chemical restoration and today's digital technology; in both, he has been a pioneer and a leader, and represents the state of the art.

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Award for Best Use of Footage in a History Production

  • BBC Motion Gallery

  • Sponsored by: BBC Motion Gallery

    BBC Motion Gallery, the clip licensing arm of BBC Worldwide, offers creative professionals access to an unparalleled source of unique, high-quality footage and premium HD content. The BBC archive is one of the largest and most respected collections in the world and includes the BBC Natural History Unit's award-winning output, innovative factual and entertainment programming, BBC Sport and BBC News. In addition, BBC Motion Gallery represents CBS News, NHK, ABC and CCTV and through our partnership with T3 Media, specialist collections including National Geographic, HBO Archives, Smithsonian Channel, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures and MGM Studios. Visit bbcmotiongallery.com to search, preview and download more than 300,000 clips, many of which can be purchased online. More content can be accessed from our offline archive and expert research is available free of charge.
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The Secret Life of Rubbish

Lambent Productions   |   UK

With tales from old binmen and film archive that has never been broadcast before, this two-part series offers an original view of the history of modern Britain - from the back end where the rubbish comes...

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Award for Best Use of Footage in a Current Affairs Production

  • ITN Source

  • Sponsored by: ITN Source

    ITN Source has one of the world's largest and most diverse collections of moving imagery. We manage and license footage from 1896 to the present day from the ITN archive and partners including Reuters News Agency, Fox News, Fox Movietone, ITV Studios, Channel 9 News Australia and other specialist collections from around the world. Finding the content you need is easier than ever before. Since the completion of a mammoth project to digitise the entire ITN archive, you can search, view and download all ITN content online at www.ITNSource.com. In fact, you can now download high resolution screeners directly from the site at 10Mbs. Our content is updated on a daily basis and we are continually uncovering new, rare and never-before-seen material, so there's always something new to add to your next project. Calling all producers, film-makers, publishers and researchers! ITN Source is now offering archive development workshops to brainstorm production ideas to help you win commissions and discuss flexible commercial models for UK and international markets. Attendees will benefit from FREE research and FREE hi-res footage for use in pitches, tasters and sizzles. Contact us at sales@itnsource.com to register your interest.
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Ukraine - From Democracy to Chaos

Les Films Grain de Sable   |   France

In 2012 Yulia Tymoshenko, muse of the Orange Revolution and former prime minister is jailed for 7 years. Such is the fate of Ukraine. To the west of Russia, Ukraine is already a democracy in the 17th century,...

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Award for Best Use of Footage in a Factual Production

  • FremantleMedia Archive

  • Sponsored by: FremantleMedia Archive

    The FremantleMedia Archive is one of the largest and most diverse Television and Film libraries in the world. Boasting some of the world's most recognised and cutting edge news and standalone documentaries as well as a wide range of content from light entertainment, game shows, dramas, comedies and children's programming. The Thames Television collection alone has over 100,000 hours of programming including Thames News and This Week/TVEye (1968-1992), the flagship current affairs programme of its day.
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Booker's Place - A Mississippi Story

Eyepatch Productions   |   USA

In 1965, filmmaker Frank DeFelitta made a documentary for NBC News about the changing times in Mississippi that featured Booker Wright -- an African-American waiter who worked in a 'whites only'...

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Award for Best Use of Footage in an Entertainment Production

  • Broadcast Tech

  • Sponsored by: Broadcast Tech

    Broadcast provides the most authoritative coverage of the TV, radio and digital sectors, providing the latest broadcaster & production news, analysis, data, comment and jobs. Across our multi-channel platform, Broadcast offers the most efficient way of reaching the content production community. Our readers rely on us for expert and trusted news, analysis, insight and data. Regular supplements such as our annual Indie Survey, Distributors Survey and online commissioning database Greenlight, save readers research time and money, whilst informing them of the prevailing market trends. Go to www.broadcastnow.co.uk to find out more
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The Great British Workout

BBC   |   UK

The madness of the British in pursuit of health and fitness. Wall-to-wall archive and comedic narration. These productions could so easily go wrong, being a three-headed beast - writers, producer and...

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Award for Best Use of Footage in an Arts Production

  • The Bridgeman Art Library

  • Sponsored by: The Bridgeman Art Library

    Bridgeman Footage features a wealth of archive and contemporary video content, from exclusive and unseen collections. Highlights include artist profiles and biographies, 20th century social and political history, world cultures, travel and animation. Bridgeman Art Library, home to Bridgeman Footage, makes the best of the world's fine art, cultural and historical images available for reproduction while supporting museums, artists and collections globally. Every subject, concept, style and medium is represented, from the masterpieces of national museums to documentary photography. Visit bridgemanart.com to search, preview and download over 700,000 high quality resolution stills alongside video clips to create a complete visual package. Contact our expert picture researchers who can advise on copyright and provide free searches in our extensive archive offline.
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Finding the Footprints - A Look Back at Mise Eire (Lorg na gCos - Suil Siar ar Mise Eire)

Colm Bairead Ltd / Midas Productions   |   Ireland

More than fifty years on, the definitive story of Ireland's most famous documentary film, Mise Eire (I Am Ireland) is told through the eyes of its director, George Morrison, key creative personnel...

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Award for Best Use of Footage in a Production featuring Music

  • Getty Images

  • Sponsored by: Getty Images

    Getty Images is one of the world's leading creators and distributors of still imagery, video and music. We offer over 1,000,000 creative, editorial and archival clips dating from the 1900's to the modern day, with an additional 20,000 hours offline. Fully released HD contemporary creative footage includes premium quality content from house collections and key partners plus over 200 independent film-makers. Full length digitised archive films can now also be searched and selected in our new Video Vault. Users can also access rare footage beyond that available online thanks to research assistance and deep-file footage searches available from our highly experienced staff.
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Crossfire Hurricane

Tremolo Productions   |   USA

A documentary about The Rolling Stones' unparalleled journey from blues-obsessed teenagers in the early 60's to rock royalty. The film was crafted with nearly 100% rare and never-before-seen...

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Award for Best Use of Sports Footage

  • ITV Sport Archive

  • Sponsored by: ITV Sport Archive

    The ITV Sport Archive has circa 200,000 hours of classic footage from virtually every major sporting event covered by ITV Sport since the mid 1960's, from Athletics, Boxing and Darts to domestic League, FA Cup and European Football through to Speedway, Snooker and Wrestling. Many of the legends of boxing started their career on ITV including one of the greatest fights of all time Benn v Eubank. Horse races such as the Oaks, Derby, St. Ledger, 1000 Guineas; - Ice Skating - close to 20 years of UK and international features and highlights; From George Best to Giant Haystacks, Frank Bruno to Frank Rijkaard, the ITV Sport Archive is a Who's Who of international greats from the World of Sport. In addition, hours of classic footage of some of the ITV Sport stars through the years, Brian Moore, Jimmy Hill, Dickie Davies, Saint & Greavsie and Des Lynam. In-house picture research & rights clearance by experienced library and sales personnel - Flexible and experienced production resources - State of the art technical and production services

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Faster Higher Stronger (Stories of the Olympic Games)

BBC Productions Bristol   |   UK

History of the Olympics seen through the development of speed, strength, skill and beauty in four iconic events. The 100m,1500m, Gymnastics and Swimming. Interviews with Jim Hines who broke the 10 second...

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Award for Best Use of Footage in an Advert or Short Production

  • IMG Sport Video Archive

  • Sponsored by: IMG Sport Video Archive

    IMG Sport Video Archive is the world's largest dedicated sport's library. From 3D and HD, to SD and Film, our archive consists of match footage, programming, interviews, ISO's and general views dating back over 100 years. Recently launched, IMGSportVideoArchive.com is an online resource and dedicated research tool, showcasing many prestigious sports federations, governing bodies and events including; the ATP World Tour, Australian Open, Cricket Australia, Giro d'Italia, International Olympic Committee, The PGA of America, Premier League, Racing UK, Rugby World Cup, Rugby Football League, The R&A, The Ryder Cup, SANZAR, The United States Golf Association (USGA) and The Wimbledon Championships.
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Witness 20th Anniversary Video

Stalkr   |   UK/USA

Directed and produced by Stalkr, this video reflects on twenty years of exposing truth through footage, one video at a time. For twenty years Witness has been empowering activists to expose human rights...

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Award for Best Use of Wildlife and Natural History Footage

  • Shutterstock

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    With over 900,000 hand-selected, royalty-free video clips, Shutterstock Footage is the premier online resource for professional producers, editors, and organizations seeking quality and diversity in their creative choices. The extensive, curated library offers a variety of high production value videos including model release videos, aerials, time lapses, and editorial. More than 10,000 clips are added every week, so there's always something fresh. Plus, royalty-free licenses ensure that once you download a clip, it's yours to use forever. Start exploring the possibilities at footage.shutterstock.com
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Attenborough: 60 Years in the Wild

BBC Bristol   |   UK

David Attenborough has witnessed an unparalleled period of change in our planet's history. In three personal films he looks back over the last 60 years, revisiting key places and events in his career...

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Award for Best Use of Footage on Digital or non-Television Platforms

  • Clips & Footage

  • Sponsored by: Clips & Footage

    Clips & Footage gives you access to over a century of unique footage from every genre including one of the largest collections of music and entertainment in the world. Our award-winning team is expert at providing high quality footage at flexible prices so you can negotiate the best rates for your project. Database research is free and you can expect a super-fast turnaround to fit the tightest of deadlines on ftp uploads, DVD screeners and master dubs. We have been supplying footage for over ten years to clients including BBC, JWT, Channel 4, Euro RSCG plus innumerable independent production companies.
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From The Sea To The Land Beyond website www.landbeyond.co.uk

Crossover in association with BFI and Sheffield Doc/Fest, with British Sea Power and Illumina Digital, for The Space   |   UK

A web site which allows users to create/send digital postcards made up from 100s of coastal clips sourced from the BFI National Archive accompanied by music by British Sea Power. Initially designed to...

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Award for Best Use of Footage in a Home Entertainment Release

  • Creative Skillset

  • Sponsored by: Creative Skillset

    Creative Skillset is the licensed Sector Skills Council for Entertainment Media, Fashion and Textiles, Publishing and Advertising, Marketing and Communications. It is owned and invested in by employers working in social partnership with unions and aspires to have the best skills and talent in the world to drive growth of the industries and the UK economy. Creative Skillset brings all parts of the Creative Industries together to add value through collaboration on workforce development. Its film skills strategy is funded directly by industry via the Skills Investment Fund, a levy on productions filmed in the UK, and the National Lottery funding via the BFI.
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From Headlines to 'Tight-Lines' - The Story of ATV Today

ATVLAND.productions   |   UK

This two disc DVD chronicles the story of ATV Today from its beginning in 1964 to the last programme on 31st December 1981 and looks back at some of the big news stories that made the headlines throughout...

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Award for Best Use of Footage in a Cinema Release

  • British Pathe

  • Sponsored by: British Pathe

    Between 1896 and 1976, British Pathé recorded a wealth of material unrivalled in its historical and cultural significance. The company was a unique witness to the emergence of the modern world and its archive is a treasure trove for programme-makers and researchers worldwide. British Pathé's collection of 90,000 individual film items and 12 million stills is fully digitised and viewable online. Visit www.britishpathe.com
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London - The Modern Babylon

Nitrate Film   |   UK

London " The Modern Babylon is legendary director Julien Temple's epic time-travelling voyage to the heart of his hometown. From musicians, writers and artists to dangerous thinkers, political...

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Award for Best Archive Restoration / Preservation Project

  • Phoenix by Digital Vision

  • Sponsored by: Phoenix by Digital Vision

    For 25 years Digital Vision has been on the forefront of image processing technology, with our creative and innovative Nucoda Colour Grading system, and our award winning tools for image restoration and reconstruction in our Phoenix tools we have changed the way people work with images. With Vintage Cloud, we will change the the way people archive images.

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David Attenborough's Life on Earth and Trials of Life

BBC Worldwide   |   UK

The ground-breaking 'Life on Earth' in 1979 followed by 'The Living Planet' and 'The Trials of Life' cemented David Attenborough's compelling ability for presenting the...

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Award for Best Archive Restoration / Preservation Title

  • BBC Studios and Post Productions

  • Sponsored by: BBC Studios and Post Productions

    BBC Studios and Post Production's Digital Media Services division provides the latest technology and an experienced team to support customers across the full range of , digital restoration, digital archiving, delivery and duplication activities. Conveniently based at a brand new facility in South Ruislip, our restoration and archiving team ensure they bring out the best in your material with clear workflows to track, prepare, digitise, restore, quality check and store your footage. We also manage file delivery, encoding and duplication services (including high-quality clones, conversions and compilations across multiple formats). Recent credits include Life on Earth, The Sweeney and WWI Archive for Imperial War Museums.
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Lawrence of Arabia

Sony Pictures Entertainment   |   USA

One of the screen's grandest epics, this monumental story recounts the true life experiences of T.E. Lawrence, better known to the world as Lawrence of Arabia. A young, idealistic British officer...

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Award for The Jane Mercer Footage Researcher of the Year Award

  • AP Archive

  • Sponsored by: AP Archive

    AP Archive is the film and video archive of the Associated Press - the essential global news network and the most trusted source of independent news and information. The collection includes over 1.3 million global news and entertainment stories dating back to 1895. Hours of new footage is added daily with coverage from AP's network of international news bureaus. If an event happens anywhere in the world, you can be sure that AP covers it.
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Miriam Walsh

UK

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Award for Footage Employee of the Year

  • Deluxe

  • Sponsored by: Deluxe

    The ever evolving and growing archive and restoration market, and the volume of material that remains to be digitally captured and restored, demands ongoing investment in the very latest technology combined with the best technicians. By teaming cutting edge technologies and techniques with an expert staff of colourists and digital restoration artists, Deluxe provide restoration and preservation solutions for some of the world's most prestigious archives. With services spanning film handling, scanning, grading, digital restoration and output to film and digital delivery formats for preservation, Deluxe set the benchmark in restoring images of historical importance and are one of Europe's leading providers of restoration and preservation services.
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Ronny Temme

Head of Sales   |   EYE Film Institute Netherlands

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Award for Footage Library of the Year

  • Bonded Services

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    Bonded Services is the world's leading media asset management provider. Entrusted with over 10 million assets worldwide, Bonded has the experience and expertise to store, manage and distribute your content. Our new, purpose built, in-house digital studios offer the latest in cutting edge technology to provide an end-to-end asset management solution enabling you to migrate your content whilst protecting the long-term integrity of both your physical and digital asset. Bonded's in-house digital services help simplify the complexities and challenges of bringing new viewing and revenue opportunities for your content via our 'in studio' high speed Gigabit link to more than 60 platforms including LoveFilm, iTunes, and Netflix.
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Getty Images

www.gettyimages.co.uk/footage

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Award for Lifetime Achievement Award

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Paul Sargent

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On the Night...

L-R: Nora Mehenni, Amanda Dantas-FOCAL International, Sara Tonkin

Paul Sargent-Lifetime Achievement Award Winner and Sue Malden-Chair of FOCAL International

FOCAL's Anne Johnson (L) and Event OrganiserJulie Lewis (R) with host Dan Snow

Dan Snow

Ronny Temme

L-R:Paul Collard-Deluxe, Maggie Agard-MPL, Mark Bonnici-Deluxe

L-R: Filip Firlej, Bhirel Patel, Robin James and Linda Reeve from BBC Motion Gallery

L-R: Alex Henwood, Elliott Rootsey, Jane Foster and Gordon Craig from Fremantle Media Archive

L-R: Julie Lewis, Pam Fisher, Claudine Tordjeman and Anne Johnson

L: Jon Robertson-Masters of Cinema

R: Davide Pozzi-L'Immagine Ritrovata

Lifetime Achievement Award decanter

L-R: Matt Reynolds, Raelene Rawlings and Nic Peters from Sky News

L-R: Gerry Lewis, Martin Rogers-Prime Focus, Fiona Maxwell-BFI

L-R: Jo Griffin, Gerry Gedge, Alexa, Chris Fossey from Prime Focus

L-R: Mark Bonnici-Deluxe and Jon Robertson-Masters of Cinema

L-R: Mick McKenna and Phil Davey from Munro Sounds

L-R:Clive Hodge-BBC SPP, Rod Carter-BBC Worldwide, Jackie Walton-BBC Worldwide, James Hurrell-BBC Worldwide, Sonia Hunt-BBC SPP, Scott Bayliss-BBC SPP

L-R: Jonathan Wood-BBC Studios and Post Production, Fiona Maxwell-BFI, Kevin Shaw-BBC Studios and Post Production

L-R: Martin Rogers-Prime Focus, Vicki Turner and James Kearney Framepool

L-R: Ben Thompson, Corinna Reicher-IWM and Melanie Carman-IWM

Jo Chiles and Alan Bradshaw-AP Archive

Raphael Spagnolo, Anne Seymour from AP Archive

L-R: Kate Orchard, Nicola Corbett, Matt Butson from Getty Images

R: Obi Adumekwe-AP Archive

L-R: James Kearney-Framepool, Vicki Turner-Framepool and James Smith

Jane Fish, Paul Sargent, Corinna Reicher and Melanie Carman from IWM Film Archive

L-R: Jackie Walton-BBC Worldwide, Scott Bayliss-BBC SPP and James Hurrell-BBC Worldwide

L-R: Alwyn Lindsey and Luke Smedley from AP Archive

L-R: Elisabeth Quesseveur, Anne Seymour, Raphael Spagnolo from AP Archive

L-R: John Rosling, Victoria Speigelberg, James Hoyle from British Pathe

L-R: Rod Carter-BBC Worldwide, Clive Hodge-BBC Studios and Post Production

R: Sonia Hunt-BBC Studios and Post Production

Rosie Wilson and Chris Ratcliffe from Bloomberg LP

L-R: Jack Bridger-Journeyman, Edward Caffrey-Journeyman, Genevieve South-ESPN and Karin Lindstroem-ESPN

Ronny Temme, Simona Monizza and Elif Rogen-Kaynakci from EYE Film Institute Netherland

L-R: Mark Atkin and Tom Gatis from Crossover

Tim Jordan and Francis Welch from BBC Bristol

L-R: Janice Simpson, Grover Crisp-Sony Pictures Entertainment, Debbie Chernoff-MTI Film, Larry Chernoff-MTI Film

L-R: Olly Jennings, Flora Watters from Clips and Footage

L-R: Mark Hands-Heart and Greg Richards from Input Media

R: Jane Foster-Fremantle

L-R: Corky Balch-All Rights Clearance, Nic Peters-Sky News, Mike Aplin-Getty Images

Kim Fleming-Getty Images, Paul Davies-Getty Images and Paul Bell

Colm Bairead and Cleona Ni Chrualaoi from Colm Bairead Ltd/Midas Productions

L-R: Bjorn Lantz-Digital Vision and Allegra Grevelius-Nobel Media Archive

L-R:Elizabeth Klink and Susan Huxley

Elspeth Domville and Bill Cobban

L-R: Amanda Huntley and Robert Dewar from Huntley Film Archive, Chris Barwick-BBC Motion Gallery, Veronique Foucault-AP Archive

L-R: Gerry Weinbren-Index Stockshots, Serena Sharp-Kinolibrary, Jenny Hammerton-AP Archive and Jenny Coan-Kinolibrary

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L-R: Rory Sheehan-BBC, Peter Elphick

L-R: Justin Hardy-Hardy Pictures, Sofia Lennquist-Getty Images, Nicola Corbett-Getty Images

R: Jenny Hammerton-AP Archive

L-R: Christopher Mitchell-OR Media, Alan Bradshaw-AP Archive

L-R: Charles Fairall-BFI, Douglas Weir-BFI and Mark Bonnici-Deluxe

Middle: Dawn Egerton-Bubble and Squeak

L-R: Monika Kiedrowska and Ebba Eriksson from Videoplugger

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L-R: Mitzi Berberi, Anne-Marie Pardoe and Kate Miller from Zodiak Rights

L-R: Anne Johnson-FOCAL International, Jerry Kuehl and Adel Kuehl

L-R: Rupinder Gataroa-Zodiak Rights, David O'Hare-Zodiak Clips and Dominique Strouthous-Zodiak Clips

L-R: Adrian Wootton-Film London and Anthony Wall-BBC

L-R: Dan Snow, Taylor Downing-Flashback Television and Paul Sargent

Jerry Kuehl and Julie Lewis-FOCAL International

L-R:Mark Hands-Heart-Input Media, Heidi Sheakespeare-Bonded Services and Greg Richards-Input Media

L-R: Josh Rucci and Chris Ratcliffe from Bloomberg LP

L-R: Nic Peters-Sky News, Mark Atkin and Tom Gatis from Crossover

L-R: Mick McKenna and Phil Davey from Munro Sounds

L-R: Gregg Holland-Digital Video, Kevin Shaw-BBC Studios and Post Production

L-R: Clive Hodge and Kevin Shaw from BBC Studios and Post Production

Middle: Matt Reynolds-Sky News

L-R: Edward Caffrey and Jack Bridger from Journeyman Pictures and Elizabeth Klink

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L-R: Anne Johnson-FOCAL International, Simon Marbrook-Premier

Simon Marbrook-Premier

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