Sony Pictures Selects Getty Images as Exclusive Global Distribution Partner for Stock Footage
40 years of feature-quality HD clips from Sony Pictures will be made available to license
New York – November 30, 2017: Getty Images, a world leader in visual communications, and Sony Pictures Global Mastering & Servicing have today announced an exclusive partnership that sees Getty Images become the exclusive distribution partner for stock footage from Sony Pictures. The distribution agreement will see over 160,000 clips originally filmed under the Columbia Pictures, TriStar Pictures, Screen Gems, and Sony Pictures Television banners reach an even larger audience through Getty Images’ industry-leading global platform and expert international sales team, servicing nearly one million customers.
Sony Pictures represents the world’s largest collection of stock video produced by a major motion picture studio. The collection offers unparalleled access to more than 40 years’ worth of the highest quality studio produced HD, UHD, 4K, and 35mm stock footage available anywhere in the world.
Clips of stunts, pyrotechnics, and other extremely difficult-to-produce footage are included, as well as some of the industry’s best aerials, establishers, day/night matching shots, process plates, transportation, playback, landscapes, animals, modern military footage and more. Footage will initially be available in HD with future contributions focused on growing the 4K library.
“With video becoming the fastest growing content format today, it is more important that the wide variety of content needed to create engaging videos is made available, which is why we are excited to add Sony’s high-quality content to our expanding visual content portfolio,” said Peter Orlowsky, Senior Vice President of Business Development, Strategic Development at Getty Images. “The expansive Sony Pictures stock footage collection will enable our customers all over the world to connect more deeply with their audiences.”
“The breadth and depth of the Sony Pictures stock footage library is unmatched in Hollywood, and we are thrilled to make this high-quality content available to Getty Images’ global audience,” said Jason Lambert, Executive Director of Content Licensing at Sony Pictures. “Getty Images has the scale, expertise and distribution footprint to ensure our video archive reaches the widest possible audience.”
The live collection is available today on gettyimages.com.
About Getty Images:
Getty Images has long been the undisputed world leader in visual communication, with customers in over in nearly every country in the world. With its advanced search and image recognition technology Getty images has established itself as a pioneer in its field, making it the first choice of creative and media professionals alike. In the world of imagery innovation is key, and Getty Images award winning photographers and content creators are committed to producing inspiring and radical work, which is seen every day in the world’s most wide reaching and influential publications. Getty Images works with over 200,000 contributors and hundreds of image partners to provide comprehensive coverage of more than 160,000 news, sport and entertainment events, impactful creative imagery to communicate any commercial concept and the world’s deepest digital archive of historic photography.
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About Sony Pictures Entertainment:
Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., which is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition, and distribution; television production, acquisition, and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. SPE’s Motion Picture Group includes film labels Columbia Pictures, TriStar Pictures, Screen Gems, Sony Pictures Animation, and Sony Pictures Classics. For additional information, visit www.sonypictures.com/divisions.