Archive for February 2019

FOCAL International to honour Julien Temple

FOCAL AWARDS 2019

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

British Association of Picture Libraries & Agencies

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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