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West Coast Footage Meet-Up

ACSIL’s LA Meet-Up on Saturday October 20, 2018 (the day before the DMLA 2018 Conference) is a prime opportunity to present your footage collection to a motivated audience of footage buyers. With co-sponsor’s CLEAR and the IDA, this event is sure to attract the top audio-visual researchers and documentary filmmaker from the Los Angeles production community.  You don’t want to miss this opportunity. To book an exhibition table cut & paste the link below into your browser and fill out the online form.

Association of Commercial Stock Image Licensors
Reserve Your Exhibition Table Now at the

West Coast Footage Meet-Up
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Getty Images, Los Angeles
6300 Wilshire Blvd, 16th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90048

1 Networking Event – 3 Panels, 3 Perspectives – 100% Footage

2 pm – 3 pm Meet the Archives
3 pm – 6 pm Engage with Panels by ACSIL, CLEAR, & IDA
5 pm – 7 pm Network at the Reception

Exhibition Tables

Reserve a table by Monday, September 17, 2018, at: https://goo.gl/forms/hAInV8pP8tmebfrP2

$250 for ACSIL Members
$500 for Non-ACSIL Members

4 ft rectangular table with linen, chair, and table sign
No AV is provided, but exhibitors can bring their own laptop or monitor that must sit on the table
Electricity and internet access provided
No backdrop signage or deliveries
Space is limited, and your reservation will not be complete until payment is made via emailed invoice
FREE Valet Parking


ACSIL’s, Association of Commercial Stock Footage Licensors, panel will bring leaders from the world’s most important archives to discuss the challenges and successes of stock footage industry, and provide attendees with a sneakpeak of the upcoming ACSIL General Survey 4 (global view on footage industry).

CLEAR’s, Association of Clearance and Research Professionals, panelists will share their expertise on rights and clearance administration for film and television, which all footage sellers, rights managers, producers, and researchers will not want to miss.

IDA, International Documentary Association, has created a community of the world’s best documentary makers that are ushering in a “golden age” of archival footage use in production, looking to researchers to make a deep dive into archives for the best and most unique footage, and pushing for more flexible clearance deals. This panel will explore how documentary artists are producing their projects, working with archives, finding footage, and getting footage cleared now.

Established in 2003, the Association of Commercial Stock Image Licensors (ACSIL) is a not-for-profit trade association representing the interests of the stock footage community. ACSIL members are the world’s leading providers of stock and archival footage. For more information, visit www.ACSIL.org

Our mailing address is:
Matthew White
Executive Director
Association of Commercial Stock Image Licensors (ACSIL)
Silver Spring, MD



DMLA 2017 Conference is Another Big Success

I’ve just returned home from New York and I’m feeling so grateful for your participation in this year’s DMLA Annual Conference.  Our attendance was greater than last years and I trust that you were happy to be back in Manhattan!

The conference survey has been distributed and I hope you take the time to give us your feedback on this year’s event.  Your comments are so important as we begin to prepare for next year’s meeting in Los Angeles, California.  With all the exciting new things on the West Coast in terms of media and usage we are very excited to bring DMLA out west!

First I want to give recognition to all the wonderful speakers, moderators and panelists who made the conference so compelling.

As all of you know, lots of work goes into putting on an event like the DMLA 2017 Conference and we are so privileged to work with so many talented people.  To our Program Committee led by Ophelia Chong (Stock Pot Images), Doug Dawirs (DMLA Tech Advisor), Rick Gell (Consultant), Paul Melcher (Melcher Systems), James Oh (Adobe), Andrew Rowat (Haystack), Julie Sloane (Science Source) and Sonia Wasco (Grant Heilman Photography) a huge thank you for putting together such a diverse and interesting program.

A huge thank you to Doug Dawirs for working so tirelessly both days on the AV for the sessions and making sure that everything flowed so well. And an extra thank-you to Ophelia for her design of the conference logo and the new fold-up program that I believe everyone really enjoyed having right in your name badge holder this year!!

A special thank you to Geoff Cannon, our DMLA President, for his support and guidance and to our Treasurer Chris Carey and Past President Sonia for all their extra help.

It’s almost impossible to put on a conference without the assistance of our sponsors to help with the costs and we are so grateful for their generosity.  Adobe stepped up again with the Platinum Sponsorship and provided the wonderful conference bags, the delightful opening reception and provided us with a great session.  Silver Sponsor Capture’s DMLA LIVE DAM 2017 gave everyone easy access to find people for meetings and they also sponsored the great notebooks everyone was using to take notes!  I hope you’ve checked out the site (https://dmla.capture.co.uk) since the conference to see all the great live images!

Thanks also to Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams and Sheppards (CDAS) for sponsoring the lanyards.  To Clarifai, attending their first DMLA Conference, thanks for stepping up and sponsoring our Monday night cocktails!  Our printing was coordinated once again by Grant Heilman Photography and KeyIndia provided us with a wonderful masseuse that I hope you enjoyed.  Additional kudos to ImageRights who sponsored the photo booth at the cocktail parties (such fun) and the covered coffee cups during the day.

It was really nice this year to include more motion in our sessions and we thank both FOCAL and ACSIL for their participation and sponsorship.

And to our photographers Bjorn Bolinder (for the conference) and Jamie Ellington (for the receptions) who donated their excellent skills to our cause we are so very thankful.

And to Andrea Stern and Mary Egan from MOCA who helped me secure the sponsorships and provide all-around support for this event, a big hug and thanks!  They also have reviewed all the sessions and we will have those reviews up on the DMLA website ASAP.

Our photographers Bjorn Bolinder (for the conference) and Jamie Ellington (for the receptions) donated their excellent skills to our cause, many thanks!

Again, thanks to each of you for your support of DMLA and the conference.  I look forward to hearing your thoughts and suggestions.

If you would like to be involved in next year’s conference planning, please contact me.  cathy@digitalmedialicensing.org.    Looking forward to seeing everyone next year!



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


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


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.


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

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

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


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

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.

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