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Archive for February 2019

Book now for fotofringe London

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fotofringe London is free to attend for stills and footage buyers, designers and publishers of all kinds. Now in its ninth year, fotofringe London takes place at Kings Place, just a few minutes from Kings Cross/St Pancras. Booking only takes a minute and does not commit you to anything.  Don’t miss out on: first time…

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CEPIC Statement on Works of Visual Arts in the Public Domain

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CEPIC press release – 25 February, 2019. CEPIC expresses its extreme disappointment at the EU copyright Directive as we see that last minute compromises were reached that will directly hurt CEPIC members specialised in fine art, history and vintage photography. Some of these libraries are attached to cultural institutions and contribute to their financing –…

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Booking now open for PHOTOFUTURE workshops

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Copytrack are happy to announce the start of the registration for their PHOTOFUTURE workshops in London, which will be held on Friday, March 22 2019 at Shoreditch House. The event is free and tickets are limited to 100 participants. Over the course of the event, four hand-selected keynote speakers will walk attendees through innovative ways…

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British Pathé Appoints New Licensing Executive For France & The Benelux Countries

British Pathé press release – 21 February, 2019 British Pathé, the world-famous media company founded in London by renowned French filmmaker Charles Pathé, has appointed Andre Gailani to oversee its licensing service for producers in France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg. In this role, he will act as the account manager for production companies such…

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Shutterstock reimagines Oscar-nominated movie posters in seventh annual Oscar Pop! poster series

Shutterstock Reimagines Oscar-Nominated Movie Posters in Seventh Annual Oscar Pop! Poster Series

Shutterstock press release – 19 February, 2019 Shutterstock’s team of in-house designers give this year’s eight Best Picture Oscar nominees a pop art treatment using content from Shutterstock’s collection Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE:  SSTK), a leading global technology company offering a creative platform for high-quality content, tools and services, today announced its seventh annual Oscar Pop!…

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FOCAL International to honour Julien Temple

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FOCAL International press release – 13 February, 2019 The legendary and inventive director to receive Lifetime Achievement Award FOCAL International are delighted to announce that the 2019 recipient of the FOCAL Lifetime Achievement Award will be the renowned film director, Julien Temple.    Julien Temple’s celebrated filmography traverses the realms of fiction, documentary and music…

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Werner Forman Archive: Masks Throughout History

A Tankagle spirit dance mask from Liberia; Samurai armour; and Tutankhamun: Photos: Werner Forman Archive

Masks have played a part in human society from its very beginnings to today. During his long photographic career, Werner Forman photographed masks from all around the world, and many different eras. The picture above shows three different masks: Tankagle spirit dance mask from Liberia Samurai armour Tutankhamun The Werner Forman Archive collection contains a…

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EU Copyright Directive – Deal or No Deal

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Deal or No Deal – This is a crucial time for the copyright directive with approval from the Council, Commission and Parliament needed by the end of next week in order to be ratified by April. If an agreement isn’t reached that supports creative rightsholders, then this is the last time the UK will have…

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Obituary: Martin Hillier former Rex Features director

Mandatory Credit: Photo by REX/Shutterstock (450728b) JOHN SELBY REX FEATURES STAFF IN THE OFFICE ON THE WEDDING DAY OF PRINCE ANDREW AND SARAH FERGUSON - 23 JUL 1986

Martin Hillier, a Director for more than 30 years of Rex Features photo agency, passed away on Wednesday 30th January. He was 61. Martin had been with Rex since 1974 and was very highly-regarded by everyone he worked with. He retired from the business when the family-owned Company was sold in an MBO in 2011 but…

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Getty Images announces additional $100 million investment by the Getty family and Koch Equity Development

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Getty Images press release – 31 January, 2019. Equity investment will facilitate accelerated growth and reduce leverage Getty Images, a world leader in visual communications, today announced that, as part of the previously announced plan to refinance its balance sheet, the Getty family, through its family investment vehicles, and Koch Equity Development LLC or one…

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