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BBC Footage Featured in Ten Emmy Award Nominated Programmes

3 August 2004


BBC Motion Gallery has licensed BBC and CBS News Archive footage to producers of a range of shows and series that have been nominated for 2003-2004 Prime Time Emmy Awards. The 56 th Annual Awards will be presented on September 19 th 2004 in Los Angeles.

Clips licensed include: A “60 Minutes” segment for HBO’s The Sopranos; A&E’s Biography, used various luminaries such as Pope John Paul II, the British Royal Family, Jane Fonda, Johnny Depp, Arnold Schwarzenegger and JK Rowling; The History Channel’s JFK: A Presidency Revealedlicensed more than five minutes of footage from various periods during JFK’s term of office; VH1 Presents: 2004 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony licensed clips of ZZ Top, George Harrison, Prince and other performing artists; and PBS’ Martin Scorsese presents: "The Blues”licensed clips of jazz greats Oscar Peterson, BB King and Joe Meek.
Other 2003-2004 nominated programmes tapped into the vast BBC archive to cut in clips of everything from B-roll of a paediatric AIDS hospital in Africa and shots of civil rights marches in 1960s Memphis to rock and roll, jazz bands, classical ballet performances and red-carpet movie premieres.

“This range of 2003-2004 Emmy Award-nominated primetime programmes gives a glimpse of the depth and breath of available clips via BBC Motion Gallery,” said Simon Gibbs, Managing Director BBC Motion Gallery. “The resource is designed to meet the detailed and immediate needs of any production. We congratulate our customers who have received this recognition for their television work at the top of the craft.”

Full list of programming nominated:

A&E’s Biography (Nominated for Outstanding Non-fiction Series)
HBO’s The Sopranos (Nominated in 20 categories, including Outstanding Drama Series)
PBS’ American Masters (Nominated in six categories, including Outstanding Non-fiction Series)
The History Channel’s JFK: A Presidency Revealed (Nominated for Outstanding Writing for Non-fiction Programming)
VH1’s VH1 Presents: 2004 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony (Nominated for Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video for a Miniseries, Movie or Special)
Nickelodeon’s Nick News Special Edition – The Courage To Live: Kids, South Africa & AIDS (Nominated for Outstanding Children’s Programme)
PBS’s Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues (Nominated in two categories, including Outstanding Cinematography for Non-fiction Programming, Single or Multi-Camera)
IFC’s A Decade Under the Influence (Nominated for Outstanding Non-fiction Special)
Showtime’s Penn & Teller: Bullshit! (Nominated in two categories, including Outstanding Reality Programme)
PBS’ New York City Ballet – Lincoln Centre Celebrates Balanchine 100 (Live From Lincoln Centre) (Nominated for Outstanding Special Class Programme).
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BBC Motion Gallery , a division of BBC Worldwide Limited, offers media professionals in advertising, commercials, television, film, interactive and corporate video production access to the world’s most comprehensive collection of high-quality motion imagery for licensing worldwide. With more than 500 million feet of film and 300,000 hours of video, BBC Motion Gallery encompasses a wealth of content covering natural history, wildlife, news, locations, art, music, celebrities, culture, performing arts and more, including acclaimed programming produced in conjunction with Discovery and PBS. BBC Motion Gallery is also the exclusive global representative of the CBS News Archive, one of the world’s most respected news collections featuring coverage of virtually every historical event in the last 50 years. BBC Library Sales operates from offices in London and regional offices in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Sydney and Tokyo.

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