Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 20, 2008
FootageBank HD, the sole footage company specializing in High Definition (HD) content, announced today that its international division has more than tripled in sales in the last 18 months due to the increased demand for worldwide content . Concurrent with the sales growth, companies from throughout the world, including the Middle East and Europe, have signed with FootageBank HD to represent their HD footage.
"International companies have watched the stock footage market growth in the U.S. and are realizing they have revenue generating content that can be monetized," stated Paula Lumbard, founder and president of FootageBank HD. "The Internet has allowed these international companies to research footage houses, assess their search engines and then use this information to choose a good fit in a representative. In our case, several international companies have recently moved into the HD space and chose to work with FootageBank HD because of our leadership in this area and our search engine capabilities."
Marco Polo Film AG (MPF), one of Germany's leading nature and science film production companies, is one such international client. MPF is primarily engaged in the production of TV-documentaries, series and feature-length documentaries and produces series, shorts, 30' and 60' one-offs for children's programs, reports and all kinds of nature related magazine programs.
"Due to the highly competitive market, it was important for us to cooperate with a footage company that shares our values and visions especially in terms of contemporary and future oriented technical standards," said Annette Scheurich, senior executive producer, Marco Polo Film AG. "In FootageBank HD we found a highly professional partner for distribution of high quality footage. Equally important was that we knew Paula Lumbard for some time and so were sure to be 'in good hands' with one of the most trustworthy and most competent professionals in this business."
Viznews, the only HD producer in Pakistan, has also been working with FootageBank HD. "Viznews is the largest visual news agency in Pakistan and we have more than two million minutes of archives including our country's famous tribal areas, landscapes, military and sports features," said Wahid Abbasi, chief executive officer, Viznews. "With such demand for our footage, we chose to work with FootageBank HD because of their reputation in the industry and their personalized customer service. With their help, we've increased our opportunities and revenues."
About FootageBank HD
FootageBank HD is a privately-held company based in Los Angeles founded by industry icon Paula Lumbard. Lumbard anticipated the coming demand for High Definition (HD) motion content in 2002 when she opened her second footage company. FootageBank HD continues to be the only footage house specializing in HD content and is dedicated to shooting and aggregating collections of HD images to serve the rapidly growing demand for HD content in the film and television marketplace. For more information, please visit http://www.footagebankhd.com.