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Moving Image Communications appoints French agent Atelier des Archives

17 March 2005




UK based library Moving Image Communications Ltd has appointed French Atelier des Archives (Archives studio) to represent a large part of their collections in France and French speaking territories.

Moving Image's collections date from 1895 up to the present day offering a wide range of subjects from early silent movies to celebrity chat shows; from amateur films to travelogues. Moving Image also specialise in British imagery covering many aspects of the country with historical films as well as wildlife and aerials.

L'Atelier des Archives will be offering to their clients collections such as the amateur films (1930s to 1950s), the VisitBritain films (1930 to the present day), the Cuban archives (1920s to 1960s), the Freud home movies, Filmfinders (1890 to 1970s), travelogue series from around the world, celebrities interviews, and various collections including both archival and contemporary material.

Thierry Rolland, co-founder of l'Atelier des Archives says: " We already know Moving Image's collections quite well and with our knowledge of the French market I’m sure that our partnership will be successful."

Nathalie Banaigs, Library Manager of Moving Image Communications Ltd , says: " We are confident that our partnership with l'Atelier des Archives will allow Moving Image's material to be offered to the main actors of the very active French market."

Moving Image Communications Ltd is a well established stock footage library which represents collections consisting of approximately 17000 hours both archival and contemporary. The library supplies moving images to television, advertising, cinema, education etc... Collections include: TV-AM, VisitBritain (BTA), Channel X, Flying Pictures, Filmfinders, National Trust, Freud Home Movies, Cuban Archives and more…

L’Atelier des Archives is the youngest archive library in the industry. It was created in November 2004 by Thierry Rolland, former director of French Pathe Archives and Sylvie Gourdel who was also part of Pathé Archives, as a librarian. L’Atelier des archives is also representing British Movietone in France, and the large French press agency AFP (Agence France Presse) worldwide. Other collections such as amateur films are offered worlwide.


For more information, please contact:

Moving Image Communications Ltd
Nathalie Banaigs
Library Manager
Tel: +44 (0)1622 684 569

L'Atelier des Archives
Thierry Rolland & Sylvie Gourdel
Tel: +33 (0)1 43 57 66 76