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BBC Motion Gallery Illuminates Top Fall Film Releases

19 November 2009

Clips licensed to The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Men Who Stare at Goats and Capitalism: A Love Story

BBC Motion Gallery, the international clip licensing arm of BBC Worldwide, has once again been a resource for Hollywood filmmakers with the license of various clips for major fall theatrical releases.

Michael Moore’s critically acclaimed documentary-film, Capitalism: A Love Story, follows Moore on a mission to uncover the real causes and effects of the economic downfall in the U.S. BBC Motion Gallery supplied footage of President Barack Obama and former President George Bush, clips from CBS News segment The Other America, as well as a clip of the U.S. Capitol Building on the day Barack Obama was elected to the Presidential Office. (Studio: Overture Films)

Surrogates, starring Bruce Willis, tells the futuristic story of a time when the population is able to live alternative idyllic lives by existing through a ‘surrogate’ self. The production included BBC Motion Gallery licensed clips of CBS News 60-Minute footage and a report on BBC Bristol News about the DEKA Arm – an innovative invention designed by Dean Kamen in order to restore limb functionality to amputees. (Touchstone Pictures)

The just-released Men Who Stare at Goats, a dark comedy starring George Clooney, included CBS footage of the Iraq War (Studio: Compound Films). And, the upcoming second instalment of the The Twilight Saga: New Moon, includes footage from the BBC’s 1978 version of Romeo & Juliet. (Studio: Summit Entertainment)

“We greatly value our relationships with the creative community,” said Jan Ross, SVP, BBC Motion Gallery. “Producers, studios and production companies continue to look to BBC Motion Gallery for unique content to help tell their story and we wish these films great success at the box office.”

Simon Gibbs, Managing Director for BBC Motion Gallery commented, “These productions are a great example of how valuable archived content can be in telling a story. BBC Motion Gallery have had a great year working with feature films and we appreciate filmmakers continuing to use our library as a creative resource.”

BBC Motion Gallery have consistently played an integral part in film productions, being a key resource for many production companies and studios. In just the past year, footage has been licensed to five Oscar-nominated films including Frost/Nixon, Milk and Oscar-winner Man on Wire.

About BBC Motion Gallery

BBC Motion Gallery, offers media professionals access to the world's most comprehensive collection of high-quality motion imagery for licensing worldwide. With more than one million hours of footage, BBC Motion Gallery encompasses a wealth of content covering natural history, sport, news, locations, art, music, celebrities, historic events and more. BBC Motion Gallery is also the exclusive global representative of the CBS News Archive, and has global distribution deals with NHK, Japan's national broadcaster, ABC, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and CCTV, China's national television station. BBC Motion Gallery operates from offices in London, New York, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Dubai, Los Angeles, Paris, Toronto, Sydney and Tokyo.