23 February 2006
The Australian production industry receives another vote of confidence as ITN Archive, the world’s leading commercial archive opens a dedicated Sydney office. The Sydney operation, located with archive partners Reuters in the heart of the city’s central business district will serve the Australasian and SE Asian markets.
The move brings the number of ITN Archive worldwide offices to 9, joining New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Paris and Johannesburg in addition to the London headquarters and agents in Toronto and Stockholm.
Matthew Miranda and Judy Toohey will head the new operation. Both offer clients an excellent knowledge of the Australasian production industry and ITN Archive’s vast and varied collections. Miranda joins from Octagon CSI productions, with Toohey returning to her native Australia from ITN Archive’s London head office where she handled Australasian clients.
Christopher O’Hearn, Commercial Director of ITN Archive said: “We have many customers in Australia already but this will put us side-by-side with them, and in the same time-zone. Australian producers are very active and respected in the global production industry and we hope they will benefit by having direct access to global content sources like ITN Archive.”
ITN Archive’s collections encompass over 680,000 hours of footage, spanning the entire history of moving images. From the first newsreels to the birth of commercial television, ITN Archive exclusively licenses footage from ITN News, Reuters Television, Fox News, Fox Movietone, British Pathé, Channel 4 (UK) and Granada productions along with other specialist sources.
O’Hearn added: “We hope to use our global scale to benefit Australian producers. For example with Matt and Judy we have been able to create a specific Australian rate card appropriate to the market. And on the content side we have a large amount of Australian imagery which we have used to create highlight collections.”
A special collection of Australian material has been assembled which shows the range of ITN Archive material, including:
Governor-General Lord Denham leaving London in 1911 Australian troops in WW1 including Prime Minister Billy Hughes serving them tea Phar Lap in Mexico Ashes cricket tests including the bodyline series 1930s features including indigenous Australians, outback agriculture and novelties such as the platypus WW2 material including reports from the Kokoda trail, the bombing of Darwin and troops in north Africa Extensive images of emigration from Europe and immigrants in Australia Royal visits Australian troops in Vietnam
Modern politics and issues including Hawke, Keating, Republicanism, Howard, Iraq, Terrorism and the Environment
The Australian office will be equipped with digital delivery systems to allow for quick transfer of items held in the UK or US.
ITN Archive is one of the world’s leading commercial archives, with over 680,000 hours of material across a unique range of collections including historical footage, iconic images, music, entertainment programmes, natural history, recreations and films. ITN Archive represents the collections of British Pathé, Reuters, Granada, Channel 4, Fox News, Fox Movietone and other specialist collections.
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