Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 20, 2009
Having successfully founded two successful stock footage companies, Paula Lumbard is known for her visionary insight as well as her willingness to take a risk and enjoy an adventure. Combining all of these, Lumbard, founder of footagehead.com, a division of FootageBank HD specializing in downloadable, web ready, HD royalty free video clips, today announced that footagehead will sponsor the always ready-to-brawl Fight Crew, one of four teams in the extraordinarily popular L.A. Derby Dolls women's roller derby league.
Competing on a banked track, roller derby is a full-contact sport played at breathtaking speeds and is the fastest growing female sport in the world.
"Besides attracting a creative and media savvy crowd, the L.A. Derby Dolls is a great organization to support and I believe in the power of women-owned businesses helping other women be successful," said Lumbard. "This is a hard working, intelligent, athletic group of women active in community organizing and serving as role models to empower other women and young girls. You can't help but cheer each of them on to success - both on the track and off."
The 2006 champions Fight Crew will sport their new footagehead jerseys and fishnets in their next bout against The Swarm of the San Diego Derby Dolls on Saturday, March 28th at the Doll Factory, 1910 W. Temple Street, in Los Angeles.
"We've taken all the thrills of the old game and brought it up to date with a fresh and feisty new face. footagehead is doing the same thing with video content," said league co-founder Rebecca Ninburg (a.k.a. Demolicious). "Since our fan base is dominated by people who shoot, use and view online and mobile media content, our connection with footagehead is a perfect fit."
Nationally recognized, the L.A. Derby Dolls is one of just five leagues in the nation skating on a banked track. Banked track roller derby is fast, furious and fearless. Unlike flat track, the slopes of the banked track transform skaters into deadly, supersonic weapons. The pace is astonishing, the carnage is fascinating, the athleticism is second to none. Selling out nearly every 2008 event, the L.A. Derby Dolls highlight the do-it-yourself spirit in a new generation of roller derby.
"The resurgence of roller derby has been phenomenal," added Demolicious. "From sold out crowds, documentaries, sitcoms and the upcoming movie, "Whip It!" directed by Drew Barrymore, people are learning about the art of this full contact sport and we have even started a league for young girls. Having the support of a woman-owned business like footagehead helps make it possible for us to keep the sport alive and definitely kicking."
About L.A. Derby Dolls
Founded in September 2003, the L.A. Derby Dolls are the premiere all-female, banked-track, quad-skating rock 'n' roller derby league in the Southern California area. Athletic and alluring, the L.A. Derby Dolls strive to be the fastest, most fearless ladies in fishnets. Within the league, four fierce teams battle for dominance: The Fight Crew, The Sirens, The Tough Cookies and The Varsity Brawlers. While their uniforms may be stylish and their names playful, do not be fooled by appearances - the L.A. Derby Dolls only skate pure, unscripted, real roller derby. For more information visit http://www.derbydolls.com/la.
footagehead.com, a division of Los Angeles-based FootageBank HD, provides content for online and mobile platforms at one price point ($300) and at a rate lower than any other HD royalty-free sites. Clients can preview, purchase and immediately download royalty-free footage, mostly shot with Panasonic P2 and Sony XD cameras within the past six months. The HD 16 x 9 widescreen format is offered in its native codecs without compression. For rights-managed HD footage, FootageBank HD continues to be the only footage house specializing in HD content. For more information, please visit http://www.footagehead.com.