Venice, CA (PRWEB) October 2, 2009
FootageBank HD, the sole footage company specializing in High Definition (HD) content, announced today that it has been selected as the exclusive footage house representing the L.A. Derby Dolls, Southern California's premiere all-female, banked track roller derby league. With more than 150 skaters, the L.A. Derby Dolls currently feature five home teams, two all-star travel teams, and are one of just five leagues in the country who skate on a thrilling banked track.
With today's movie release of "Whip It" - Drew Barrymore's directorial debut that focuses on roller derby and includes participation of the L.A. Derby Dolls and several of their skaters (including co-stars of the film, Kristen "Krissy Krash" Adolfi and Rachel "Iron Maiven" Piplica) - there is expected to be an even greater interest in roller derby footage.
"Clients are always looking for exciting, fast action, extreme sports clips and roller derby provides that in every way," said Paula Lumbard, founder and president of FootageBank HD. "The energy captured on this footage is a testament to how hard these women work and all the skaters are fully released which is hard to obtain in most sports footage."
footagehead.com, another company founded by Lumbard, is a sponsor of one of the L.A. Derby Dolls' home teams, The Fight Crew.
"Professionally and personally, we've enjoyed working with Paula's companies so when we had the opportunity to give exclusive rights to our footage, we knew right away that we wanted to work with FootageBank HD," said league co-founder Rebecca Ninburg (a.k.a. Demolicious). "We both take our work seriously, but we also know how to have fun and also to give back to our communities. Our partnership with FootageBank HD is a match at all levels."
Footage of the L.A. Derby Dolls is available online now at http://www.footagebankhd.com.
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.
About the L.A. Derby Dolls:
Founded in 2003, the L.A. Derby Dolls (http://www.derbydolls.com/la) are Southern California's premiere all-female, banked-track, quad-skating, roller derby league. Within the league, five fierce teams battle for dominance: The Fight Crew, The Sirens, The Tough Cookies, The Varsity Brawlers and The Swarm. While their uniforms may be stylish and their names playful, do not be fooled by appearances - the L.A. Derby Dolls are athletes who skate a sport that is unscripted and real. Honored as a Treasure of L.A. by the Central City Association, the L.A. Derby Dolls embody the do-it-yourself, "for the skaters, by the skaters" ethos of modern women's roller derby.