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Historic Flims footage library in New York have released on behalf of the Bradfield family, rare, special color footage of Baker performing on stage in Chicago in 1951.
Recently discovered, this footage has been restored and transferred in 2K. It is currently available for licensing through Historic Films.
Musical performer Josephine Baker left the United States in the mid-1920s bound for Paris and by the end of that decade had become the darling of the French musical theater . She held court at the Folies Bergere for decades. Josephine Baker as well became the first Black woman to star in a major motion picture (Siren Of The Tropics in 1927).
Baker was celebrated by artists and intellectuals of the era, who variously dubbed her the “Black Venus” the “Black Pearl” the “Bronze Venus” and the “Creole Goddess”. She aided the French Resistance during World War II. During the civil rights movement in the United States Baker refused to perform for segregated audiences.
In London, The Cinema Museum – which used to be part of the The Ronald Grant Archive not seeing the library site anymore!? – is looking for cash for survival. – ON PAN now
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Here at FootageNews HQ a couple of months ago we noticed Getty Images had started experimenting with a short form documentary channel on You Tube – Getty Images TV. The channel site bills it as ‘…an addictive new channel of stories curated from over 200 million photos..’
As nothing official had come in from the agency on the FN news wires we dug about a little and had this back yesterday from our contact there: “Hey Will, it’s sufficient to say we are excited to be launching another format through which people can engage with Getty Images content. I’ll be sure to circle back to you once I have more”
So, as they say – watch this space …well, the trailer above anyway.
The Associated Press has announced a content collaboration with Spectee, the Tokyo-based online news agency that specialises in curating and publishing user-generated content in real time. The agency specialises in artificial intelligence patented technologies allowing them to considerably reduce the time taken to analyse and sort user-generated video and images on social media. All content is verified, with licenses acquired for publishing by broadcasters and digital publishers.
StormStock will be offering their incredible weather and climate change footage at 50 percent off through the month of December. Footage includes HD and 4K footage of hurricanes, tornadoes, lightning, climate change, stormy skies, flooding, blizzards, stormy seas, dust storms, and volcanoes.
• The discount will show at check-out and is good only for web site purchases through December 31, 2016.
Related: Interview: Martin Lisius Owner at StormStock
Last time we mentioned Newstag on FootageNews.com was Feb 2015 when they signed world rights to Bloomberg’s business and features video news. They have now added two more news giants to the Newstag ‘mobil-first’ video news service – CNN International and China’s CCTV.
They say: “CNN International will now be syndicating its news, business, feature and entertainment content to Newstag. The agreement grants Newstag the right to share and distribute two hours of CNN video content per day on its mobile and online platforms alongside current affairs and entertainment content from other professional content producers around the world, including AP, AFP and Reuters.” “This announcement follows the news that CCTV – China’s leading news agency – will also be joining Newstag, bringing quality news videos from four continents. By presenting these professionally produced video news stories from different global perspectives, Newstag can shed new light on international news as it breaks.”
• Newstag’s ‘mobile-first’ service enables users to create their own ‘tagstream’ (or personalised TV channel) in seconds, organising, consuming and sharing stories among their social networks using the latest web and mobile technologies. ‘
• Currently in public beta phase, Newstag reaches a global audience of users in more than 200 countries. Try it here
Getty Images has announced a partnership with social video creation platform Slidely on PROMO, a new and elegant solution for businesses, agencies and marketers. A one-stop video creation platform, PROMO by Slidely fuses video with licensed music and attention-grabbing copy to create instant promos.
User-generated entertainment video platform Jukin Media has hired Greg Bond, former Vice President of Film and TV Licensing at Wazee Digital, for a newly created post at Jukin: Vice President of Global Licensing.
Bond will lead in the expansion of Jukin’s licensing business, and will oversee and coordinate licensing operations between Jukin’s LA headquarters and its satellite offices in New York and London.
“The creative landscape is changing rapidly, with buyers putting a premium on engaging, organic, shareable video content,” said Bond. “I’m excited to help Jukin expand and continue to satisfy the global creative community’s tremendous appetite for UGC video.”
• Bond will be based at Jukin’s headquarters in Los Angeles.
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