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Gaumont Pathe Archives and National Film Board of Canada Team Up

1 June 2004

Gaumont Pathe archives and National Film Board of Canada team up in a cross representation deal
Gaumont Pathe archives and the National Film Board of Canada announce a partnership to represent each other's stock shots libraries in their respective markets. This agreement gives the National Film Board of Canada the distribution rights of the prestigious newsreels collections Actualites Gaumont et Pathe Journal produced between 1896 and 1980 ; Gaumont Pathe archive will distribute NFB's multi awarded collections in France, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy and Spain.

"We are rejoicing at this partnership which offers the advantages to complement our historical collections as well as to develop new contemporary trends within Gaumont Pathe archives" quotes Manuela Padoan, Director of Gaumont Pathe archives. "For us, this alliance is the first step of our international development through major partnership around the world."

"This reciprocal partnership agreement will offer tremendous benefits to both organizations," said Jacques Bensimon, Government Film Commissioner and NFB Chairperson. "At the National Film Board of Canada, we're more focused than ever on global markets. This new deal offers us a way to increase our presence in Europe and provide our existing clients with important new product."

Contacts :

Office National du Film Canada - Joanne Leduc
tel : 1 514 293 9438

Gaumont Pathe archives - Cyril Lollivier
tel : 33-1 4948 1665