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Footage.net Sponsors Impact Media Summit

 

Footage.net, the stock footage search engine, will be an exhibiting sponsor at the Impact Media Summit, the one event on the annual calendar uniquely focused on the history, current affairs and non-fiction programming spaces.  Formerly known as History Makers, the Impact Media Summit will be held January 23 -25, 2013 in New York City.


New York – November 29, 2012 – Footage.net, the world’s premier online resource for stock footage search and discovery, will be an exhibiting sponsor at this year’s Impact Media Summit, set to take place January 23-25, 2013 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in New York, NY. Attracting producers and broadcasters from over 20 countries actively pursuing partnerships, the Impact Media Summit (formerly History Makers International) brings together the world’s best program makers to share their insights on the year's significant events affecting programming, while also looking forward to future trends in history, footage archives, and investigative and social issue programming. As a resource to the non-fiction production industry, Footage.net will be on hand to meet with producers and answer questions about finding and making use of the world’s best stock footage source material.


“We’re very excited to take part in the Impact Media Summit as an exhibiting sponsor,” said David Seevers, Footage.net Chief Marketing Officer. “Historical program makers are some of the world’s most active users of footage archives, and therefore a crucial component of Footage.net’s user base. Impact Media provides us with a unique opportunity to both spend time with this vital community and to learn about the very latest developments in historical program-making.”  


“We’re pleased to be working with Footage.net once again at the Impact Media Summit as they are an integral service provider in the stock footage industry, which plays a fundamental role in all History programming” says Impact Media Summit Executive Director Vanessa Lewis. 


The definitive who’s who in the History, Current Affairs and Non-Fiction Programming spaces, the list of networks confirmed to attend the Impact Media Summit 2013 includes A+E Networks, PBS, Smithsonian Channel, National Geographic Television International, Military Channel, Discovery Networks, NHK, PBS, ZDF, ARTE, CBC, UKTV, The History Channel UK and many, many more. 


Also presented at the Impact Media Summit, the Impact Media Awards will recognize the very best in History, Current Affairs, Archives and Documentary programming, across TV and digital platforms. Last year, nine categories were awarded in a gala ceremony celebrating the world’s best, hosted by renowned journalist, Paula Zahn. Stay tuned for the announcement of nominees.


The Impact Media Summit will once again play host to footage and image researchers from around the world as part of its Global Researcher Program, providing a select group of visual researchers with complimentary passes to attend the event. Those selected will be announced this week.


“No other event in North America showcases and celebrates the contribution of visual research and archives like Impact. Wonderful networking opportunities, pertinent sessions and extremely valuable for anyone in the field of archives or visual research,” Elizabeth Klinck, Chairperson of the Visual Researchers Society of Canada said.


Footage.net has grown rapidly over the last several years to become one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive online stock footage resources. Footage.net provides creative professionals, including documentary filmmakers, archival researchers and non-fiction producers of all kinds, with the tools they need to discover and obtain the best motion content from the world’s top footage companies quickly and easily from a single site. At Footage.net, researchers can search multiple collections simultaneously, view over 1.5 million clips, and communicate instantly with our content partners.


About Footage.net

Footage.net is the world’s premier online resource for stock footage research. Since 1994, Footage.net has focused on meeting the needs of both footage users and footage providers. Today, Footage.net remains committed to helping users find the best footage as quickly and easily as possible; generating new leads and licensing opportunities for our member archives; and strengthening the footage licensing industry as a whole.  Our dedicated search engine makes it easy for creative professionals to search 40 world-class footage collections simultaneously and view over 1.75 million clips, many of which are available for download. Our Global Search partners include some of the best-known companies in the stock footage industry, including Getty Images, FootageBank, Framepool, Historic Films and NBC News Archives, as well as some exciting new specialist collections, such as Skyworks, Critical Past and OceanFootage.  Footage.net is also home to the Zap Email, used every day by creative professionals to send footage requests instantly to over 50 top footage providers. Whether they’re up against a deadline or searching for an obscure clip, creative professionals rely on Zap Emails every day to initiate their footage research projects, providing our Zap subscribers with a steady stream of new leads.


About Impact Media Summit

Attracting producers and broadcasters from over 20 countries actively pursuing partnerships, the Impact Media Summit brings together the world’s best program makers to share their insights on this year's significant events affecting programming, while also looking forward to future trends in history, archives, and investigative and social issue programming. This is an exciting time and History is hotter than ever. This year Historical Dramatic mini-series proved to be the biggest thing in linear television, global media is preparing for the 100th anniversary of WW1 and BIG History academic theory is making its way into popular media. Our industry is also continuing to adapt to Subscription Video on Demand (SVOD) and mobile services in the consumer media landscape. The Impact Media Summit will deliver and celebrate content that inspires, informs, engages and entertains and will continue to be the one event on the annual calendar that uniquely focuses on the history content category. Also presented at the Impact Media Summit, the Impact Media Awards will recognize the very best in History, Current Affairs, Archives and Documentary programming, across TV and digital platforms. 

MEDIA CONTACTS:


Footage.net

David Seevers

Chief Marketing Officer

Footage.net

(415) 609-7642

davidseevers@yahoo.com


Impact Media Summit

Rabya Khanan

Communications Coordinator 

Achilles Media Ltd.

(416) 921 3171 x240

rkhanan@achillesmedia.com