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07/12/2013

NEW COLLECTION: SYDNEY AERIAL ULTRA HD FOOTAGE


Looking for panoramic aerial Ultra HD footage of Sydney?

Now available to license is our brand new collection, showcasing over 35 clips covering Sydney's spectacular CBD skyline, rugged coasts, sandy beaches and other major icons, including the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.

CLICK HERE to view a playlist of highlights.

06/12/2013

Anchorman 2: Proof that ABC News has a sense of humour!


Iconic ABC newsreader, James Dibble is featured in the trailer's opening sequence introducing the nightly ABC TV news bulletin.


CLICK HERE to watch the trailer.

06/12/2013

David Bowie, Paul Kelly, Jeremy Oxley and Nick Cave Docos


TV viewers have a voracious appetite for real life stories about their favourite musicians; their struggles, success and failures. The ABC's Sunday Night Arts timeslot has recently fed this hunger with broadcasts of three powerful Documentaries, The Sunnyboy about Jeremy Oxley, of the 80s Sydney band of the same name, Paul Kelly - Stories of Me and David Bowie - Five Years in the Making of an Icon.

01/07/2013

ABC Footage Features in Wikileaks Doco


ABC Library Sales has licensed news and current affairs footage for award-winning film maker Alex Gibney’s documentary We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks

01/07/2013

Congratulations Clare


The Library Sales team would like to congratulate Clare Cremin on her recent appointment to the position as Supervisor, Archives Research and Sales. Clare will lead the Melbourne research and sales team while Anne Gilbee is away on maternity leave.

01/07/2013

Home Movie Footage Stars in Music Video


Footage from our unique home movie archive collection has become a part of music history since it was used in a Bernard Fanning music video called Departures (Blue Toowong Skies) from his newly-released second solo album, Departures. Fanning is best-known as the lead singer and frontman of legendary Australian rock band Powderfinger.

01/07/2013

Faster Higher Stronger Wins Gold


We would like to congratulate BBC Productions Bristol for winning the 'Best Use of Sports Footage' Award at the 2013 FOCAL International Awards, for their excellent series Faster Higher Stronger, Stories of the Olympic Games.

01/06/2013

Clip of the Day


It's hard to imagine that Australian women were banned from entering public bars until the late 1960s. This, This Day Tonight clip broadcast on July 6th, 1967 after The Marble Bar in Sydney had decided to allow women to drink in the Public bar.

13/05/2013

Countdown clips to feature in NGV Exhibition


Library Sales has licensed Countdown performance clips to the National Gallery of Victoria for their Mix Tape 1980s: Appropriation, Subculture, Critical Style exhibition.

13/05/2013

Library Sales licences footage to The Daily Show


ABC Library Sales has licensed footage to popular satirical US news program, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, that has featured in a three-part interview series designed to embarrass the powerful US gun lobby, after the best chance of gun reform in over a decade, died on the floor of the Senate.

13/05/2013

Rugby Footage licensed for Lions Marketing Campaigns


ABC Library Sales supplied footage to both the ARU and principle sponsor HSBC to coincide with the upcoming British & Irish Lions rugby union tour.

20/01/2013

ABC footage in epic SBS mining documentary


Did you catch the recent three part Renegade Films documentary, Dirty Business - How Mining Made Australia? Library Sales were thrilled to be involved in this landmark series which charts the extraordinary ways that mining has changed our lives over the last 150 years.

20/01/2013

Adelaide Zoo to screen ABC's Natural History docos during DocWeek


As part of its 130th year anniversary, the Adelaide Zoo – the second oldest zoological society in Australia - will be showcasing some of the ABC's fascinating natural history documentaries. The screenings will take place over DocWeek, part of the Adelaide Festival.

Don't miss this rare opportunity to catch an incredible collection of programs amidst the spectacular atmospheric backdrop of the Adelaide Zoo.

20/01/2013

AIDC – Here we come!


We're heading to the Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) in Adelaide later this month. Anne Gilbee from our Melbourne office will be representing the Library Sales team at this year's conference, which runs from 25th Feb to 3rd March.

20/01/2013

Get ready to rock n roll


Prepare to shake your tail feathers and take a trip back in time with Jukebox Saturday Night - The DVD Volume 1.

04/12/2012

Landmark AFL doco features ABC current affairs and sports coverage


We were proud to help the AFL’s production company AFL Media with some footage for their 3-part doco series on the famous 1975, 1984 and 1990 grand finals, The Final Story.

04/12/2012

Larrikin Lad - The story of Warren Fahey


The producers of Larrikin Lad - the one hour documentary on Australian folklorist and musician Warren Fahey - were able to draw on the ABC’s rich historical content collection to create their story.

04/12/2012

Paul Kelly – Stories of Me


We were lucky enough to get involved with the feature length documentary Paul Kelly – Stories of Me which charts the life and amazing career of legendary Australian singer/songwriter Paul Kelly.

04/12/2012

Scene setting footage in top Aussie dramas


There have been some great Aussie dramas which have screened on our televisions over the last few months that have featured some wonderful pieces of scene setting footage from the ABC.

04/12/2012

Showcasing our vast collection - ABC covers it all!


Over the last few months we've been collecting and digitising more and more clips to showcase the broad collection of Footage, Audio and Stills on offer at ABC Library Sales - we'd love you to check them out.

14/08/2012

Donna’s Story - The power of archival footage


The ABC Archive contains a wealth of Australian cultural and social history that has been recorded over the past 80 years. There is also unique footage, that often has the power to touch someone in a truly poignant and profound way. Here is one such example.

14/08/2012

ABC footage helped to light up Sydney at this year’s Vivid Festival


We were thrilled to have supplied natural history footage for the recent Vivid Sydney festival which saw the city light up after dark in a spectacle of colour, light, music and ideas.

14/08/2012

Celebrating 80 years of the ABC


Just in case you weren’t aware, the ABC turned 80 on July 1 this year!

14/08/2012

Ever wondered what Octopuses get up to on a cold winter’s night?


Well, award winning cinematographer and producer David Warth knows first hand, having captured on film a rare piece of footage - Octopuses having sex!

14/08/2012

See why Australian Producer Anita Jacoby values the ABC Researchers


A happy customer for ten years, Anita Jacoby Head of Development at Zapruder's Other Films described Content Services as being “absolutely invaluable” in the provision of footage for their hit programs The Gruen Transfer, Hungry Beast and Enough Rope with Andrew Denton.

05/06/2012

Comedy Gold from The Chaser


Over many series, The Chaser team produced ground-breaking comedy that entertained, challenged and created new Australian satirical folklore. Clips from these productions can be licensed by ABC Library Sales.

21/05/2012

The Sapphires at Cannes Film Festival


Congratulations to the new Australian feature film The Sapphires which has its world premiere in this year's Cannes Film Festival's Official Selection.

24/04/2012

Floodlines exhibition at the State Library of Queensland


We're proud to have licensed news footage of the recent Queensland floods to the State Library of Queensland for their important historical exhibition Floodlines, which opened early last month.

24/04/2012

Amazing HD Footage from Australia – The Time Traveller's Guide


You can now license HD footage from the epic landmark documentary, Australia – The Time Traveller’s Guide, which recently screened on ABC1.

24/04/2012

Upcoming Aussie film features ABC footage


We recently supplied historical shots of Sydney from the late 60s to set the scene in the upcoming Australian film, The Sapphires produced by Goalpost Pictures.

20/02/2012

ABC footage in Once Upon a Time in Cabramatta


Did you catch the fascinating three-part series, Once Upon a Time in Cabramatta, which premiered on SBS earlier this year? If so, you would have seen some great footage from our archives.

20/02/2012

Amazing HD wildlife footage licensed for BBC series


HD footage of cockatoos and lorikeets from the award-winning ABC documentary Australia: Land of Parrots is set to appear in the amazing new BBC series Earthflight.

14/02/2012

Congratulations David Parer


We would like to congratulate David Parer for winning the AACTA award for Best Cinematography in a Documentary for his spectacular work in the awe-inspiring Out of the Ashes.

14/02/2012

Welcome Maddy Kortegast


We are thrilled to welcome new senior sales consultant, Maddy Kortegast, to our team. Before joining ABC Library Sales, Maddy worked for the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) as a curator/manager in the Film branch and was also the industry liaison for NFSA Online.

11/10/2011

Generation Next Documentary Conference


11/10/2011

Immerse


11/10/2011

notes from the hard road and beyond


30/05/2011

Mother nature at her finest


30/05/2011

Wiki Wars


06/09/2010

ABC footage now available through Thought Equity Motion (TEM)


06/09/2010

Outstanding HD time lapse footage collection now available


06/09/2010

Taking the High Definition road


13/05/2010

ABC archive footage to feature in Hawke Telemovie


13/05/2010

ABC footage to make appearance at Cannes Film Festival


13/05/2010

ABC Library Sales examines what it means to be Australian


04/02/2010

ABC Natural History footage goes Wild!


04/02/2010

Rare Footage on YouTube


04/02/2010

The 80’s Are Back at the Powerhouse!


30/11/2009

ABC Archives offers high quality science footage to program makers


30/11/2009

ABC Science has personality


30/11/2009

Exclusive footage of 20,000 year old human footprints


19/10/2009

ABC Black Saturday bushfire footage in upcoming productions


19/10/2009

High Definition footage of the Great Barrier Reef added to collection


14/10/2009

ABC contributes to telling the story of an Australian cinematographic classic


14/10/2009

ABC News Online still images now available


11/08/2009

Does licensed AP Archive news material count as 'QAPE'?


11/08/2009

Rare Lou Reed footage for new 70s punk rock doco


A new documentary from Richard Lowenstein that looks at Melbourne’s hedonistic 70’s punk rock scene has used rare music footage from the ABC archives. Simon Kain gives us the low down.

11/08/2009

The Museum of Australian Democracy is now open


The new Museum of Australian Democracy, housed in the Old Parliament House in Canberra, is officially open. Elizabeth Ellis talks about the ABC content which is featured:

22/07/2009

AP Archive at your finger tips


We recently sent out a message to remind you of our established relationship with AP Archives (Associated Press Television Archive). We can provide the full world of news content on one licence and with one quote. Check out the HTML email here.

23/06/2009

Contact wins Australian Documentary Prize at Sydney Film Festival


The indigenous documentary, Contact, is a joint winner of the Foxtel Australian Documentary Prize at the Sydney Film Festival. It shares top honours with A Good Man.

28/02/2009

Winner of the ABC Buzz Award at AIDC


ABC Library Sales attended the Australian International Documentary Conference and sponsored the first Buzz Award to recognise the documentary generating the most interest at the event.

10/02/2009

ABC sponsors The Buzz award at AIDC


ABC Library Sales is proudly sponsoring The Buzz Award and recognising the project generating the most interest and widely considered a must see at the Australian International Documentary Conference in Adelaide from 18 – 20 February 2009.

10/02/2009

Rare footage of folk singer Pete Seeger set for new DVD


ABC Archives has unearthed incredibly rare concert footage of legendary folk singer Pete Seeger’s 1963 Australian tour which is being mastered onto a new double DVD.

10/02/2009

Review of the CIRCA multimedia project at the National Museum


Our Library Sales consultant Elizabeth Ellis visited the National Museum of Australia recently for the official launch of the CIRCA film project which she has worked on since early 2006. She gives her review here.

15/12/2008

ABC Bloopers on YouTube


See hilarious on air gaffes and amusing stuff ups from your favourite ABC shows, recently unearthed from our archive, on the dedicated ABC Entertainment channel on YouTube.

15/12/2008

Academy Award-winning animators use ABC commentary


ABC Library Sales is proud to have contributed some ‘ambiance’ to the new claymation feature film, Mary & Max, produced by Oscar winners Adam Elliot and Melanie Coombs from Melodrama Pictures (Harvey Krumpet).

15/12/2008

See us at AIDC


The Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) in February is just around the corner, and ABC Library Sales will be there!

15/12/2008

Stunning Natural History collection added to our library


ABC Library Sales has recently acquired the rights to the spectacular natural history footage collection from multi-award winning cinematographer and producer, David Warth.

15/12/2008

Uncovering the ABC's Rugby League footage


We’ve previously told you about Sales Consultant Elizabeth Ellis preparing the definitive list of our Rugby League material in preparation for the Centenary Year of Rugby League.

28/08/2008

Australian Centre for Moving Images uses ABC footage


The Australian Centre for Moving Images is re-designing its permanent exhibition.

28/08/2008

Exciting times as ABC News goes Tapeless


The ABC’s Melbourne Newsroom is leading the way by jettisoning physical tape stock, as they trial a new tapeless system.

28/08/2008

GTK footage in Hollywood Blockbuster


Footage from the ABC’s GTK program from the 70s appears in Martin Scorsese’s recent film, Shine A Light, on The Rolling Stones.

28/08/2008

Our one-stop “content shop”


In recent changes at ABC Commercial, Library Sales and Non-Theatric Sales have merged to create a one-stop “content shop” for our broad range of clients.

28/08/2008

Select footage added to catalogue


Library Sales is always scouting around to take on representations of quality footage that we know there is a demand for. Three recent representations are:

28/08/2008

The ABC’s archives – a treasure trove of material


The ABCs archives are a treasure trove of great footage, and we are constantly coming across fascinating material.

28/08/2008

Veteran ABC Researcher retires after 35 years and we welcome a new team member


After 35 years, our Melbourne-based Library Sales guru, Barrie Beckwith has decided to file away the digi beta’s in favour of the “good life”, retiring in May.

02/04/2008

ABC's Rugby League Collection


If you are a sports fan like me, then you’ll agree that the next twelve months are going to be very exciting for us. Australia celebrates 100 years of Rugby League this year. ABC TV broadcast Rugby League matches from 1960s until 1995 which has expanded our already extensive sports collection.

02/04/2008

Australian War Memorial - Conflicts 1945 to today


This is the War Memorial’s newest gallery which looks at the conflicts and peace keeping missions from 1945 up until the current day.

02/04/2008

Library Sales has a new researcher!


I am very excited to welcome the newest addition to the Library Sales research team. Beth Shepherd started her journey by working at the ABC Shop part-time whilst she was studying. After working in the shop for 2 years, she then moved into Non-Theatric Sales in 2004. After travelling overseas, she returned to the ABC in 2007 and began researching for Library Sales.

02/04/2008

Library Sales now dubbing to DVCPRO and HD CAM!


The Library Sales in-house dubbing facility has recently acquired some new state of the art dubbing machines.

02/04/2008

Melbourne Cricket Club Museum - The National Sports Museum exhibitions


The National Sports Museum opened last month at the MCG. It contains a variety of exhibitions ranging from ‘Backyard to Baggy Green’, ‘Armchair Footy’ and ‘Spirit of Sport’ to name a few.

02/04/2008

National Museum of Australia: CIRCA – Australian Journeys


The National Museum of Australia's Circa theatre, re-opening early in 2008 after being refurbished, will take visitors on a unique journey through history from deep time to contemporary Australia.

02/04/2008

Powerhouse Museum Acquires Norman Gunston Jacket


In recent news, Garry McDonald has donated his famous Norman Gunston jacket to the Powerhouse Museum.

04/12/2007

ABC Footage tells the History of Radio


Thanks for Listening: the History of Australian Radio was produced by Graham McNeice productions for the History Channel. The four-part series premiered on 18 November 2007.

04/12/2007

AP Archive


AP Archive, the video archive of the Associated Press, one of the world’s most distinguished news footage collections has been represented by the ABC in Australasia and South East Asia since 1996. We hold a significant selection of their material in our Sydney office and can organise for material to be sent from London.

04/12/2007

Great Australian Albums


ABC footage was heavily featured in the fantastic SBS series ‘Great Australian Albums’ (now out on DVD).

04/12/2007

Jack Egan’s Cricket Legacy


Sadly, one of Australia’s great commentators on the game of Cricket passed away earlier this year.

Jack Egan had worked closely with ABC Sport and ABC Archives over the years. He spent many hours in the ABC archives cataloguing the ABC cricket archive from 1958-79, the years when the ABC had exclusive rights to the television coverage of cricket in Australia.

04/12/2007

Music – FLASHEZ clips


Ray Burgess, Australian musician and TV Presenter, who was the principal host of the late 1970’s ABC youth culture program FLASHEZ has very generously donated 4 full episodes of the series to the ABC.