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Archive Ox

Archive Ox is the ultimate database for tracking, licensing, and reporting on archival use for film & TV projects. Used on hundreds of projects, including some of the most successful documentaries of the past decade, it is now available to the public for the first time.

Archive Ox provides all of the tools filmmakers need to manage their archival use: It allows teams to quickly log, organize, and search without the constraints of traditional databases, such as per-seat licenses and difficult remote collaboration. It offers easy ways to track data about copyright holders, as well as licensing and master orders. Finally, its revolutionary reporting tools save time and money by generating instant cost reports, fair use reports, cue sheets and more.

Ark by KOMI

Our in-house licensing division, ARK by KOMI, host a library of over 27K exclusive viral and trending videos – in addition to a further 270K clips available through our network. We share videos with partners who trust us to deliver quality content.

In turn, our library brings user generated videos to billions of people around the world.

You can utilise this content via purchasing one off videos or via our monthly subscription service called ARK On Tap. To find out more, fill in the form in the pop up to download our latest ‘ARK On Tap’ one pager, or get in touch directly.

Association of Photographers (AOP)

The Association of Photographers (AOP) exists to protect, promote and inspire, championing the rights of all photographers and campaigning tirelessly on issues of copyright, best practice, and professionalism. Our 3,500 members include photographers, photographic assistants, affiliated businesses, photography agents, accredited courses, students, and those working in support services for the Creative Industries. The AOP membership has always been formed of some of the most influential, trailblazing photographers in the history of the art form. Past and present members include the likes of Terence Donovan, Rankin, Tim Flach, Nadav Kander, Tessa Traeger, David Bailey, Julia Fullerton-Batten and Jillian Edelstein. For over 50 years, members’ work has appeared in global advertising campaigns, books, newspapers, magazines, exhibitions and cultural events the world over.

Getty Images

Getty Images, one of the world’s leading creators and distributors of still imagery, video and music, now includes the incredible BBC Motion Gallery collection. We offer two million creative, editorial and archival clips dating from the 1900’s to the modern day, along with millions of hours of offline content. HD contemporary creative footage includes premium quality content from house collections and key partners plus over 200 independent film-makers. Online clips are available to download in broadcast quality from our website 24/7 while rare and unique offline content can be accessed with assistance from our experienced staff.

Global ImagesWorks

Established in 2000, Global ImageWorks (GIW) is an independent footage and photo licensing company that was built by researchers for researchers. The Global ImageWorks’ footage collection is a deep content archive encompassing both historic and contemporary footage from documentary filmmakers, film collections, travelogues, and a wide variety of other productions. GIW is the exclusive licensing agent for Premium Collections including The Dick Cavett Show, Austin City Limits, The History of Rock ‘n Roll Interviews, Films of Robert Mugge, The Films of Les Blank, and Inside The Actor’s Studio. GIWPhotos has over 200,000 historic and contemporary images carefully curated to complement GIW’s footage collections. GIWPhotos Premium Collection includes noted photographers Barry Feinstein, Henry Diltz, Amalie R. Rothschild, Jason Laure, Jim Prue, Vangelis Rassias, and others. GIWPhotos collection spans turn of the 20th century to the present to include global conflict, automotive, red carpet moments, fashion trends, world cultures, science and technology and other fun and fascinating photography.

Historic Films

Historic Films holds an extensive library of databased copyright cleared and digitized stock footage from 1896-1990 Our archive contains over 30 000 different musical performances (1925-1990) drawn from the many programs and libraries owned and represented by Historic Films. Historic Films is also a leading source for archival (1895-1990) stock shots with over 20 000 hours of copyright cleared and fully logged material encompassing virtually every subject imaginable.Clients in the UK should contact Clips & Footage to license our material: +44 (0)20 7278 1007 [email protected]

Orchard Clips

Orchard Clips is the pre-eminent source of footage from and about the Middle East. Our clips bring focus to this diverse and dynamic region, highlighting the people, places and subjects that make the Middle East fascinating. Our clips are filmed to the highest standards by our network of documentary filmmakers and content creators. They employ the latest technology and techniques to create visually stunning images, showcasing the Middle East as never seen before. Backed by the award-winning production company, OR Media, our deep archive documents the tumultuous past of the region, including extensive interviews with everyone from heads of state to vox pops on the street. Our clips tell stories of war and peace, politics and revolution, poverty and prosperity, terrorism and heroism.


Established by rightsholders for rightsholders, PICSEL is responsible for collecting monies made from reprographic and digital copying as well as recording of, and rebroadcast of, television programmes to ensure our members receive fair remuneration for their work. Our members encompasse a broad range of market leaders from UK news photo agencies, stock and footage libraries, niche photo agencies, illustration agencies to individual creators that jointly represents a collection of over 300million items available to licence globally. With our representation of rightsholders growing at an annual rate of 30%, collected revenue is equitably and timely distributed based on a distribution policy formed and agreed by our members.

Reelin’ In The Years Productions

Over the past 19 years Reelin’ In The Years Productions has signed representational deals with many of the world’s biggest television stations and has amassed the world’s largest library of music footage housing over 20,000 hours of material from the 1920s to today. While we’re recognized as a world leader in music footage, with our representation of the daily talk-show The Merv Griffin Show, the Sir David Frost Archive, The Rona Barrett Archive, and Brian Linehan’s City Lights from Canada, we are now proud to have the rights to license over 7,000 hours of in-depth interviews with the 20th century’s icons of Film and Television, Politics, Comedy, Literature, Art, Science, Fashion and Sports, filmed between 1962-2012. At present Reelin’ In The Years Productions represents TV stations and companies in England, Australia, Japan, Germany, Holland, France, Belgium, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Switzerland and America. To date we have a total client list of over 50 companies, from major TV networks to smaller archives of home movie footage. W

Sky Clips Sales

Sky is Europe’s leading media and entertainment company and we are proud to be part of Comcast Corporation. Across six countries our innovative products connect 23 million customers to the best apps, and all the entertainment, sports, news and arts they love, including our own award-winning original content. Sky Archive Sales is the home of Sky News, Sky Sport and Sky Entertainment clips and footage licensing. We have been licensing Sky’s archive content since 1989. From news footage spanning the globe, to stock footage from the world of sport and clips from our entertainment shows, the collection consists of thousands of hours of clips and footage.

WPA Film Library

A leading source of stock footage, the WPA Film Library is proud to offer one of the largest and most diverse libraries in the industry.

We offer more than 30,000 hours of film-backed, high-quality, vintage, and contemporary images.

We provide a comprehensive online experience that allows clients to search, preview, and hand-pick clips directly from our website. We're also a full-service archive with a knowledgeable and professional staff, dedicated to helping you find the perfect shot for your production.

Our customers are active in all areas of the media community and include major motion picture studios, advertising agencies, television networks, as well as corporate, multimedia, and educational producers.