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ITN Source aids up-and-coming filmmakers with archive footage and research advice in Indiegogo deal


By John McCarthy, Opinion Editor

April 27, 2015 | 2 min read

ITN Source, ITN’s footage licensing division, has partnered with crowdfunding platform Indiegogo to help filmmakers attain the tools and content they require to master the trade.

As a result of the partnership, film and documentary makers drafting Indiegogo campaigns can connect directly with the ITN Source team for free research advice and assistance with obtaining archive materials for their projects. Furthermore, free digital screeners can be downloaded from ITN Source for use in pitches.

The partnership will also give Indiegogo campaigners direct access to view full TV programmes and films from the ITV Studios collection.

Andy Williams, managing director of ITN Source, said: “For those of us with a passion for documentaries, and I certainly include myself in that number, it is vitally important that we all play our part in ensuring they get made with as much creative freedom as they deserve.

“We hope that our partnership with Indiegogo will help achieve that objective in some small way.”

Miranda Fleming, head of UK film and creative for Indiegogo, added: “This is a fantastic partnership which will give global documentary filmmakers a unique opportunity to access the knowledge, expertise and archival footage from ITN source for use in their Indiegogo campaign pitch films.

“I very much hope this will contribute to the ever-growing number of documentary campaigns on Indiegogo. Our partnership with ITN Source reinforces Indiegogo’s position as the ideal partner for filmmakers throughout their creative journeys, from fundraising to distribution.”

Participants will also be able to participate in one of ITN Source’s archive development workshops where they will be able to view rare or unseen footage that will support and enhance their projects.

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