Issue #16
February 2012

In this issue...
What's New In The Archive
Stock Footage Projects Of Note
Historic Films is  the most comprehensive online source for licensing stock, musical performance and entertainment footage.

Welcome to the latest issue of our series of periodic updates & news blurbs concerning all things Historic (Footage, that is!).

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At long last, after two years of development, Historic Films is proud to announce the launch of its new, fully digital, online library. We are now able to offer on-line screening of many hours of footage from our stock footage library (and more as it gets digitized!) and "priority access" to thousands of entertainment/music clips for research, screening and downloading.  Historic Films has chosen to offer entire documents for user viewing rather than preselected individual "clips" as is the standard for many other footage archives.

Visit us at and remember, if you don't have the time to do the research yourself an experienced Historic Films researcher is just a phone call away.

What's New In The Archive

Historic Films, through an arrangement with Shout Factory, is proud to announce its representation of CD:UK, the iconic British music television program which ran from 1998-2006. In its day CD:UK rivaled the BBC's long running Top of the Pops (which presented most of it's performances in lip sync).  CD UK offered up to the minute chart information and extended live performances by all of its artists.

For seven and a half years the show was broadcast live on Saturday mornings with a studio audience and featured performances and
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interviews with artists such as Britney Spears, Rihanna, Christina Aguilera, Pink, Oasis and hundreds of others. It also featured the Saturday Chart, which although was unofficial, usually reflected the new chart positions a day before the official chart was announced on the radio. Besides the completed shows, Historic Films has unearthed hours of full live performances by many of the show's artists which were never used on the broadcasted programs.

Historic Films is currently digitizing and logging over 500 shows and performance reels from this collection and hopes to have all of the selected clips available on its website in the near future.

Red Carpet Footage
If you are in need of recent celebrity interviews or musical performances be sure to contact us. 

Our "red carpet" collection includes celebrity footage from 1990-2012.

For licensing inquiries please contact our
research staff



                             Stock Footage Projects Of Note

Historic Films has recently made important stock footage contributions to the following productions:

2012 Mazda Ad Campaign
Mazda 2012 Ad Campaign 

Feature Film "Fugly" starring John Leguizamo 
Feature Documentary "Soul Food Junkies" 
54th Annual Grammy Awards

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About Us

Historic Films holds an extensive library of databased, copyright cleared and digitized stock footage from 1896-1990.

Our archive contains over 30,000 different musical performances (1925-2000), drawn from the many programs and libraries owned and represented by Historic Films. Historic Films is also a leading source for archival (1895-1990) stock shots, with over 20,000 hours of copyright cleared and fully logged material, encompassing virtually every subject imaginable.

Our stock image searchable online database, online compilation reels and informed staff will make your film research fast, painless and affordable.

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Be sure to contact HISTORIC FILMS for all of your archival stock footage needs. The footage you need is just a few mouse clicks away.

Joe Lauro
President / CEO