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President’s Message for the New Year

It’s hard to believe that the first month of 2017 is almost over. Reflecting on the past year we’d like to thank you for your support of our trade association. Working on your behalf, we strive to deliver the best legal advocacy, educational information and networking opportunities in the digital media industry.  Read the entire message here

Save the date: DMLA 2017 Conference Announced

The DMLA Board is pleased to announce that the 2017 Conference will be held October 22-24, 2017 at the historic New Yorker Hotel in midtown Manhattan, New York City.  More information will be forthcoming, but please mark your calendars and we’ll see you in October!

DMLA TALK: A new format at the DMLA Conference

Taking a page from the TED book, we have selected five outstanding individuals in the world of photography licensing to address a single topic in a short burst of information.

DMLA Talk: Love + Fear

Stock agencies are experts at putting the right image into the right box. We are able to glean from the public mindset keywords that will bring up the “right” images. But are we also the perpetrators of stereotypes? I founded Stock Pot Images to take the fear of the “stoner” and to show the many positive aspects of cannabis. Love is what drove me to change the public’s view, to legalize and to present the true faces and communities of cannabis.

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Ophelia Chong-StockPot

Ophelia launched Stock Pot Images to effect a visual revolution. StockPot Images is the first stock-photo agency to specialize exclusively in cannabis-related imagery.  Prior to that she has been a photographer for David Carson at Raygun Magazine and then moved on to Sony Music, Mercury, Epitaph, and Interview Magazine. Later, she took on the stock and assignment photography business, beginning as the creative director at Workbook and Workbookstock. Ophelia teaches Marketing and Self-Promotion to photography students at the Art Center College of Design and has been an art director in the MFA writing program at CalArts since 2008.

DMLA Talk: Taming the Fire Hose of Internet Content: Curation, Licensing, and the Future of Production

With consumer imagery flooding the internet and camera equipment getting better, smaller, and more affordable; the content of the Internet is an ever-ripe source for agencies and brands looking to make more engaging ads with less time and budget. Analisa Goodin, CEO of Catch&Release, Inc. will discuss how certain business models can consume or be consumed by the opportunity of this content, and what the future of ad production looks like when it leverages the power of existing media.

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Analisa Goodin-Catch and Release

With over a decade of experience in visual research and content licensing, CEO Analisa Goodin founded Catch & Release in 2008. Based in San Francisco and with operations in New York and Los Angeles, the company offers creative research to top agencies, directors, and production companies by discovering, sourcing, and licensing the best content around to support some of the most complex briefs around. Catch & Release has scaled alongside the internet content revolution, and their Jeep spot “Portraits” won a Clio for the Best Ad of the Superbowl.

 DMLA Talk: Power and Ethics in Online Communities

As member-driven products and services continue to propel companies like Uber and Airbnb, what role do online communities play in the success of a product? Brianna Wetlaufer, CEO and co-founder of the stock-photo platform Stocksy United, will speak through the story of Stocksy’s pivot from crowd-sourcing to shared ownership and collaboration, sharing the building blocks of an ethics-based business and how they relate to fostering trust and loyalty.

brianna-wettlaufer-headshot-for-dmla-copyBrianna Wettlaufer, Stocksy United

Brianna Wettlaufer is CEO and Co-founder of Stocksy United, an online artist owned co-op that specializes in high-end curated stock photography. Brianna has worked as an executive in the stock industry for over 10 years. Brianna has mentored start-ups in Canada, Korea, Japan, and the US, all focused on using community and curation to lead companies forward in photography, art, and music. In 2012, Brianna co-founded Stocksy, an artist-owned co-op, focused on the support and empowerment of sustainable artist careers through democratic business.

DMLA Talk: Searching and Using Images from Social Media

Scopio- “Scope It Out” is a real time image search and licensing platform that offers a way to build libraries for publishing. I will discuss the messiness of Social Search and Indexing. What are the benefits of user generated content and why are humans drawn to it? Is its timeliness and innocence? The difficulties in searching and organizing this content on demand, within a culture that is constantly changing.

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Christina Hawatmeh-Scopio

Christina Hawatmeh, the CEO and Founder of Scopio. Christina received her Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University. While there, Christina founded Scopio in conjunction with Columbia’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program. She comes to Scopio with a background working in venture capital, research, film, and program management.  Scopio is a more efficient way to find and license images from social media; they are essentially Getty Images in real-time.

DMLA Talk: What Happens to A Photo After It’s Purchased?

What kind of transformations does a photo go under once it has been licensed? How can we become more useful to our customers by creating something closer to their end product?

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Navid Safabakhsh-Placeit

Navid is the CEO of Placeit where he runs product, marketing and finance. Prior to Placeit, Navid spent 6 years running a product development agency working for clients such as Linkedin, Telefonica, Yahoo and eBay. Navid was born in Iran, studied in Philadelphia, started his company in San Francisco and now lives in Guadalajara, Mexico where he’s focused on growing Placeit.

 

 

Visual Connections New York 2016: lots new to look forward to!

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Visual Connections returns to New York on Thursday, October 27th to stage another free discovery, networking and education event exclusively for buyers and commissioners of photography, footage and illustration. The venue will again be Metropolitan Pavilion, conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan.

This is a unique opportunity for creative directors, designers, editors, publishers and producers to find creative inspiration and new providers of assignment and stock visual media; to pick up tips about legal issues, trends and new resources; and network with peers from leading creative and editorial companies.

“Visual Connections brings picture professionals together better than any other regular event I know of.” – Doug Brooks, Image Research Team

22 of the 68 exhibitors are new to Visual Connections New York and represent the full gamut of stock and commissioned photography, motion and illustration. They include artist reps ETC Creative, Illustration USA, Renee Rhyner, and Robert Bacall Reps; 360° panoramas specialist 360Cities; movie and TV archives British Film Institute, British Pathé and CNN Collection; user-generated content specialists EyeEm, Newsflare and Scopio; research tools from Capture, DMLA, Footage.net and Stockindexonline; and many other stock agencies.

Visual Connections is delighted to be working again with Workbook, the leading marketing resource for commercial photographers and illustrators, as the event’s Principal Sponsor.

“Visual Connections gives us the opportunity to take our message about the power of assignment photography and illustration to an entirely new audience,” said Bill Daniels, CEO of Workbook.”

“Visual creatives who routinely use stock benefit from seeing the work of some of the world’s top photographers; and those who mainly commission new content benefit from seeing the wide variety of stock available when time or budgets are tight,” says Deborah Free, Co-President of Visual Connections.

The ever-popular annual Keynote Q&A will focus on the issues surrounding publishing and sourcing visual content on social media platforms. The panel includes two intellectual property attorneys, Nancy Wolff and Bob Stein, with interestingly different perspectives.

The first afternoon session will look at cutting-edge technology to help with finding the right visuals fast. This is followed by presentations by four leading producers and photo/videographers and discussion around how to go about commissioning or producing high quality shoots that combine motion and stills.

The final session is with guest speaker Anna G. Dickson from Google talking about “Navigating the new world of imagery is trickier than it seems.”

Full details and registration for free entry may be found at visualconnections.com/newyork

Meet the Panelists-DMLA 2016 Conference

Session: Images are Weapons of Change. Friday morning session, October 28th

Public opinion has long been swayed by the photographs from war zones, images of love and acceptance and of events that change how we interact with each other and the world. As we come up to the election this November, it is even more crucial that as image-makers and curators we are aware of how powerful our choices are. Join us and hear how art buyers and editors are choosing images to present their clients’ message to a world that changes with each post, click and comment.  Meet the panelists here

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Session: Images are Weapons of Change. Friday morning session

Public opinion has long been swayed by the photographs from war zones, images of love and acceptance and of events that change how we interact with each other and the world. As we come up to the election this November, it is even more crucial that as image-makers and curators we are aware of how powerful our choices are. Join us and hear how art buyers and editors are choosing images to present their clients’ message to a world that changes with each post, click and comment.

 Moderator: Karen Beard

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Karen Beard is an Art Director at Image Source, and founder of Shestock. A 20-year photo industry professional with diverse experience in image creation, management, with a focus on creating strong female-centric imagery and spotting gender bias. She has previous experience as a commercial photographer shooting on assignment, and stock image photographer.
www.shestockimages.com and branded.me/karenbeard

Panelist: Witold Riedel-Founding Partner Tea & Water Ltd.

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A German citizen, born in Poland, Witold began his career creating television graphics, dance music videos and techno record covers in Germany before moving to New York. Here he became the Creative Director at Organic, a first leading digital agency. At Ogilvy and Mather he was the Worldwide Executive Creative Director for Siemens and introduced a genuinely multi-local approach to communication for the then most sustainable large company on the planet. His hands-on and on the ground approach to strategic creative work brought him closer to understanding the true nature of working in China, India, Russia, South Africa, Brazil, and also Germany and the United States.

Reidel is a Co-Founder of Tea & Water Ltd., a private partnership designed to deliver best-in-class creative strategy and creative execution for international projects of any size. The firm has a focus on sustainability and social responsibility. Tea & Water was founded to be global and inclusive. They develop long-term communication programs with those who want to change the world for the better. Clients include: Siemens (China, Germany, U.S., India, UAE, Egypt, Iran, South Africa, Brazil, U.K. Russia), U.S. Figure Skating Association, Ogilvy & Mather (seamless integration including role of Global Executive Creative Director), Greenkern, generation_ foundation, MHI Vestas, SRF Swiss Radio and Television.

http://www.witoldriedel.com/about/

Panelist: Sheri Radel Rosenberg-Producer/Writer Marketing and Advertising

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As a former trend forecaster and lifelong observer, Sheri brings a fresh perspective to talent selection and loves looking for the unexpected as well as those tried and true talent who click with a brand and a campaign. She worked at CP+B for 7 years, and was head of Art Buying at Deutsch New York. A defender of great ideas, Sheri loves problem solving and equates her freelance career to that of Harvey Keitel as the Wolf in “Pulp Fiction”.  She’s always available to jump in, clean up a mess, and make great work. Her clients include Sapient Nitro, Goodness Mfg., Ogilvy and Mather, Google Creative Labs, Ammirati, Anomaly, Co Collective, Deutsch NY, Grupo Gallegos, Barton Graf, JWT, Taxi New York, Consigliere, The Barbarian Group, and Wieden + Kennedy.

https://freelanceartproducer.com/portfolio/sheri-radel-rosenberg-2/

Panelist: Adam Levine- Branding + Marketing Consultant NYC

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Adam Levine is a marketing and branding executive with over two decades’ worth of experience with some of the country’s leading ad agencies (Deutsch, FCB, DDB and McKinney) and has worked on brands as varied as Zoloft, Revlon, Snapple, Microsoft and IKEA.  His professional passion is to help brands connect strategically and creatively through integrated strategy and execution.  His personal passions include pop culture, travel and hiking (especially with his dog Karma).

Mary Evans Picture Library Participates in Open House London

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Mary Evans Picture Library, the UK’s leading source for historical images, will be taking part in London’s Open House event on Saturday 17 September 2016, opening the doors of its Arts and Crafts-style building in Blackheath to visitors.

Now in its 25th year, the Open House London event is the capital’s largest architectural showcase, opening up unusual, remarkable or historic buildings for one weekend only and allowing members of the public a chance to explore and learn more about the city’s rich heritage.  Read the entire article here.

Mary Evans Picture Library opens its doors for Open House London

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Mary Evans Picture Library, the UK’s leading source for historical images, will be taking part in London’s Open House event on Saturday 17 September 2016, opening the doors of its Arts and Crafts-style building in Blackheath to visitors.

Now in its 25th year, the Open House London event is the capital’s largest architectural showcase, opening up unusual, remarkable or historic buildings for one weekend only and allowing members of the public a chance to explore and learn more about the city’s rich heritage. The event’s aim is to promote public awareness and appreciation of London’s building design and architecture, helping the wider community to become more knowledgeable, engage in dialogue and make informed judgements on architecture.

Mary Evans Picture Library is located in the former parish hall of All Saints’ Church, which was built in 1928 after houses and shops on the site were destroyed by a First World War Zeppelin raid. Designed by architect Charles Canning Winmill, who met and was heavily influenced by Philip Webb, the architect of William Morris’ Red House in Bexleyheath, the building bears many hallmarks of the Arts and Crafts movement from its round windows to its decorative facade. It has been the home of the library since 1989.

Mary Evans caption writer, Gill Stoker, has been researching the building’s past in preparation for Open House and discovered it was opened by Princess Marie Louise, granddaughter of Queen Victoria, in November 1928. Over the years it has had many uses ranging from child welfare clinics and dance classes to fetes and youth clubs. During the Second World War, it was requisitioned as a British Restaurant, one of a network of canteens set up by the Ministry of Food, intended to provide nutritious, non-profit meals to bomb victims and war workers.

Jessica Talmage, Deputy Picture Research Manager, who has organized the library’s participation in the event, said: “The style of the building and our sign above the door are intriguing to passers-by and each week people ring the doorbell of the library, asking if they can look around. As a working business, we are unfortunately not in a position to regularly give tours but Open House will provide us with the ideal excuse to show off the hall as well as its unique contents. The building is very much part of the Mary Evans identity, and the ideal setting for our historical archive. Not only do we get to work with a fantastic collection, but it’s a privilege to spend every day in such a characterful building. We are looking forward to sharing it with others.”

Mary Evans Picture Library will be participating in Open House London on Saturday 17 September 2016 from 10am to 5pm. Guided tours will take place every half hour. Last tour at 4:30pm. No need to book, just turn up!

To find out more about Open House visit http://listings.openhouselondon.org.uk.

Workbook to sponsor Visual Connections New York Image Expo 2016

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Workbook, the leading marketing resource for commercial photographers and illustrators, will again be the Principal Sponsor of this year’s Visual Connections Image Expo at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York on October 27.

Workbook’s involvement last year took Visual Connections in an exciting new direction, into assignment photography, illustration and footage, perfectly complementing the traditionally strong presence of editorial and creative stock agencies, and making the event even more attractive to creative buyers and producers.

“Visual Connections gave us the opportunity to take our message about the power of assignment photography and illustration to an entirely new audience,” said Bill Daniels, CEO of Workbook. “We felt like it could not have gone better so we look forward to working with the Visual Connections team to build on that success at this year’s event!”

Artist reps, production companies and stock agencies are all part of one ecosystem, supplying publishers, advertisers, designers and TV producers with millions of images and seconds of footage. Visual Connections is the meeting place for all the professionals involved in creating, researching, sourcing and licensing visual content.

97% of the people who attend Visual Connections are actively seeking new providers of visual media; and that’s what they find: agencies and reps they hadn’t heard of and wouldn’t have found out about any other way.

“This relationship with Workbook has been hugely successful in helping us become the meeting place for all visual creatives. Those who routinely use stock benefit from seeing the work of some of the world’s top photographers; those who mainly commission new content benefit from seeing the wide variety of stock available when time or budgets are tight,” says Deborah Free, Co-President of Visual Connections.

Fully-inclusive exhibitor packages start at just $1,040 for a first-time exhibitor booking by July 31, plus there’s a range of advertising and promotion options to suit all budgets.

Full details about the event are available here

Don’t Miss the ACSIL FOOTAGE EXPO 2016 – NYC – June 9, 2016

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Prince George Ballroom
15 E 27th St, New York, NY 10016
June 9, 2016
9:30 am – 7:00 pm EST

REGISTER TO ATTEND

Don’t miss the Keynote at 10am.
Exhibit Floor opens at 11am and is FREE to media professionals.                                                 Come to Happy Hour from 5pm – 7pm.

GET A PASS to attend concurrent SESSIONS for $50.

TRACK 1/TEA ROOM

RESEARCHERS IN DEMAND – 1pm – 2pm EST
Archival Producers Take Charge as Commissions for Archive-Inspired Programming Break Out

This panel will discuss the role of the Archival Producer on a production team and help the audience understand the growing appetite for such programming among OTT and VOD entities such as Amazon Prime, Netflix, Curiosity Stream, Smithsonian Networks, the Sundance Documentary Channel, and other startups on Apple TV and Roku. Featuring Archival Producers Jessica Berman-Bogdan, Sue Ricketts and Justine Gabbard

FAIR USE BOUNDARY WARS – 2pm – 3pm EST
Producers Rack Up Victories in Court and Start Testing the Limits of Fair

Now that the production community has won the big legal battles regarding Fair Use of Copyright Material, including the right to disenable DVD security coding to exercise their Fair Use rights, a new test of Fair Use is now aggressive and ideological. This panel brings the prominent and active litigators and scholars to argue it out: Where do they agree? Where are the boundaries? What is coming down the legal pipeline that may affect us all? Featuring Nancy E. Wolff, Partner, Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP; Jack Lehner, Director of Intellectual Property Art and Technology Clinic, University of Califorina, Irvine and David Peck, President, Reelin in the Years

ACSIL THINK TANK – 4pm – 5pm EST
Big Minds Think Big Thoughts About the Future of Footage Licensing

The best strategic minds in technology, entertainment, academia, finance, and media provide their take on the strategic landscape of the footage-licensing future. Featuring Chris Vizas, Partner, Sutton Hoo Studios; Denis Radeke, Content Development Manger, Adobe Systems and Mark Bauman, SVP Business Development, Smithsonian Institution

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IS FOOTAGE GETTING CREATIVE ENOUGH? – 1pm – 2pm EST
Creatives are Turning Evermore to Footage for Their Most Important Campaigns

Creative and marketing professionals are inspired and increasingly searching within the deep visual reservoir of the footage industry. Is the experience of a creative encounter with footage sources what it should be? This session will cast a wide net over the challenges facing the creative industry in searching for and licensing footage content in today’s environment. Featuring Helen Higbee, Director, Business Development, Stills and Footage, Bridgeman Images; Andrew Delaney, Director, Creative Content,Getty Images and Derrick Rhodes, Director of Footage, Shutterstock

FOOTAGE SEARCH OVERDRIVE – 2pm – 3pm EST
How Technology Brings New Joy and Clarity to Footage Discovery

Perhaps no area of search technology is as active today as footage search functionality. The Department of Commerce has devoted significant resources to develop search routines for visual materials that are comparable to our search for text. And semantic web platforms provide associations to resources that are not necessarily built into the database. Many of ACSIL’s members have introduced highly sophisticated search and discovery tools to assist those in need of footage. This panel will provide a bird’s eye view of best search practices and emerging technologies. We’ve gone far beyond “advanced search.” You’ll learn why in this session. Panelists to be announced.

THE HIDDEN GOLD IN FILMMAKER ARCHIVES – 4pm – 5pm EST
Independent Filmmakers Find a Hot Market for Their Stock & Archival Footage

Many filmmakers are generating significant revenue from their independent archives through footage licensing and sales. This panel provides testimonials from independent producers who are generating significant revenue from their personal and independent archives. Footage acquisitions and sales units will provide their take on footage in demand. And services for prepping filmmaker archives for sale will round out this opportunity for today’s creative community. Featuring Rob Crocker, Cinematopher/Founder, Uberstock and Mick Reed, Founder and CEO, Clippin