ITV Studios Global Entertainment, owner of Britain’s most prestigious classic feature film collection, has appointed The Kobal Collection, the leading film photo archive in private ownership, as a worldwide representative of its extensive archive of film stills.
The ITVSGE catalogue comprises over 1,500 titles from many of the key film production companies including the renowned Rank, Romulus, Korda and ITC collections. The archive covers many of the greatest classic movies British cinema has ever produced, whether it’s an early Alfred Hitchcock (The Lodger, The 39 Steps), masterworks from David Lean (Great Expectations, Oliver Twist), classics from Powell and Pressburger, (The Red Shoes, A Matter of Life and Death, Black Narcissus) many a Carry On or oft overlooked gems such as Gus Van Sant’s To Die For and John Dahl’s The Last Seduction,
The Kobal Collection, has digitised thousands of images from the ITVSGE collection and these high quality stills are immediately available at www.picture-desk.com.
Dave Kent, Director of Kobal for over 25 years said today ‘Although Kobal is perhaps best known for its Hollywood archive, the ITV collection is very dear to our hearts and we are delighted to be able to make this wonderful material available to our clients worldwide.’
Fiona Maxwell, Operations Director at ITV Global Entertainment ‘ITV Studios GE is a leading force today in both television and film and we are extremely proud of our heritage in the British film industry. Our programme of restoration of such classics as The African Queen and The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp helps to keep alive these classic films which play to modern audiences with the same passion and freshness as they did when they were first produced. We are delighted to be working with Kobal whose dedication to preservation matches our own.
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