15 June 2009
Stock footage company, Global ImageWorks, LLC. (www.globalimageworks.com), announces it has been appointed the exclusive worldwide clip licensing representative of the iconic television show, Soul Train on behalf of Direct Holdings Americas Inc. The deal includes the clip licensing of over 1100 weekly Soul Train Episodes, 20+ Soul Train Award Shows , and all the Specials and Anniversary Shows . Best remembered for its indelible cultural impact, Soul Train (1971-2006) is also one of the most successful shows ever created, holding the record for the longest, first-run, nationally syndicated television show ever. View highlight reels and collection details at www.globalimageworks.com/soultrain
"The number of artists appearing on Soul Train is extraordinary," says GIW President Jessica Berman-Bogdan, " including classic guest performances by Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, James Brown, Run DMC, Elton John, David Bowie,Justin Timberlake, Prince, Beyonce, Mariah Carey, Snoop Dogg, P Diddy, Will Smith, Alicia Keys,Jay Z - to name only a few. We are thrilled to be working with Direct Holdings Americas Inc. in making Soul Train available for clip licensing for the first time in the show's 35 year history. The collection currently is being digitized and will be fully searchable on the Global ImageWorks website."
Direct Holdings Americas Inc. , under its Time Life brand, will produce and distribute DVDs from vintage episodes of the show.
About Global ImageWorks
Global ImageWorks (GIW) is a boutique, full service company providing stock footage library sales, research and rights management services. Built by a team of professional footage researchers, Global ImageWorks is known for uncovering and making available for licensing, not just stock shots, but deep content from several unique, rich, high quality footage collections drawn from the vaults of filmmakers, cinematographers, journalists, and production companies. Global ImageWorks' collections cover a broad spectrum of categories including music and entertainment, world events and global conflict, destinations and aerials in a variety of formats including hi-definition, film and an expanding red camera collection. It has a fully searchable website with over 10,000 viewable and downloadable clips. (www.globalimageworks.com)
About Time Life
Time Life Inc. was founded in 1961 as a direct marketing company specializing in music and books. It has since grown to become one of the world's largest direct marketers of audio and video products, selling more than 13 million units each year throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, and is the largest advertiser of music products in Germany, Australia, and the United Kingdom. Time Life set the standard in the direct response industry by pioneering direct marketing techniques, building one of the most trusted and recognized brands in commerce. The company now also sells their products through major traditional and non-traditional retailers around the world as well as via the Internet. Time Life is a registered trademark of Time Warner Inc. used under license by Direct Holdings Americas Inc.,
About Soul Train Holdings
Soul Train Holdings was formed in May 2008 by MadVision Entertainment and Intermedia Partners. The group was created following the acquisition of the iconic franchise and catalog of more than 1,100 hours of archival footage from Don Cornelius Productions. Soul Train is a registered trademark of Soul Train Holdings, LLC, a limited liability company headquartered in Los Angeles, CA. Soul Train is the longest running, first -run, nationally syndicated program in television history. During its 37 year run, the show featured such staples as the Soul Train line and performers as important and diverse as Al Green, Ike & Tina Turner, Marvin Gaye, The Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Whitney Houston, David Bowie, Justin Timberlake, Janet Jackson and Beyonce'.
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