15 May 2007
Letter from Dave Kent, Director, Film Images (London) Ltds
We are writing to inform you that, after many years of operating in the
footage business, Film Images (London) Ltd will cease trading at the
end of June.
We are all aware of the substantial changes that both the footage and stills
archive industries have undergone. The technological challenges of
providing digitized retrieval systems worldwide require a very substantial
volume of investment and, therefore, business. Film Images’ position in
the market today will not, realistically, permit it to become a major,
worldwide supplier. The Corona Group, Film Images’ parent company
has therefore decided to concentrate its resources on its already successful
stills business, incorporating The Kobal Collection and The Art Archive.
We will carry out this closure with all due consideration to our
employees, suppliers and the other companies and people who have
supported us throughout the years.
From a practical point of view, we are contacting individual suppliers and
customers of Film Images in order to complete work in progress and
arrange orderly transitions.
We thank all of you for your support over the years and wish you all good
luck in your endeavours. We particularly wish to publicly thank the Film
Images team which has been operating in an increasingly difficult
environment for some time and are seeing their activity cease, despite
their substantial personal efforts.