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A Sad Loss for the Audiovisual Industry, David W. Seevers

David Seevers RIP

It is with great sadness to inform you of the death of David Seevers, a true friend and colleague to FOCAL International.

Throughout his career he was a well respected marketing professional who dedicated his time to the industry founding Thriving Archives and was the Chief Marketing Officer of Footage.net, and worked extensively to analyze and map the footage industry.

Over the years David worked closely with FOCAL as an Executive Director from 2009 giving advice and guidance on all marketing matters.

While battling his illness he continued to work tirelessly and had a positive attitude to life and work.

We are deeply saddened by this news and send our sincere condolences to David's family, friends, and colleagues.

Rest in peace, David.


David will truly be missed by all. He was wonderful person and well liked by all. He was great at his profession, always willing to offer humor and guidance. I will miss our chats. Sending condolences to David's family, friends, and other colleagues. Sleep well my friend.
Bobby M. Dicks - Vice President, Sales & Licensing - CNN Collection


We are truly saddened to hear the news of David’s passing. I recall several times over the years when David would contact me with an idea. Always enthusiastic and creative. It wasn’t really work with David. It was more of an endeavor, an opportunity to be involved with something. Prayers and appreciation to David!
Martin Lisius


We at AP are shocked to hear of David’s passing. Our condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. I first met David in the 1990s in my WTN Library days when he was running ABC News Videosource. We then were on the FOCAL executive board together for a number of years and continued to meet at the FOCAL Awards. David was always passionate about archive and contributed so much to our industry. He will be greatly missed. May he rest in peace.
Véronique Foucault – Head of Visual Archives and Product Operations – The Associated Press