About Global ImageWorks

The flexibility of an independent business with the resources of a large corporation.

Stock Footage

Global ImageWorks, GIW for short, specializes in licensing existing footage for use in new productions. We've been in the footage licensing business since 2000 and currently represent approximately seventy five (75) carefully curated footage collections.

The footage we represent was originally created by award winning filmmakers, international correspondents, television shows and production companies. Our archive contains both contemporary and historic footage across a variety of subjects.


GIW's Rights Ready & Royalty Free footage can be licensed via on-line transactions. These masters are ready for immediate download.


GIW's Rights Managed & Premium Collections are licensed in the traditional archive model which involve one-on-one interaction with a GIW team member and custom licensing deals.


GIW's exclusive Premium Collections include the iconic television shows, Austin City Limits (1974- present), The History of Rock and Roll Interview Archive, The Dick Cavett Show (1968-1996), Omnibus (1952-1961), and The Harold Lloyd Collection (1914 - 1937).

The GIW website offers a user-friendly, fully searchable database with over 60,000 digitized clips available for screening and download. In addition to the digitized footage, GIW's web site also hosts an extensive text database which allows users to search the full scope of the GIW archive, including offline deep content footage that's not yet been digitized but nonetheless, available for licensing.


GIW encourages prospective licensees to use our free in-house research services to ensure no potential clip is overlooked. We pride ourselves on our personal approach and customer service.

Research, Rights & Clearances

In addition to our core footage licensing business, GIW has a highly experienced Research division that's consistently hired to find footage for new films and productions. GIW also has a full service Rights & Clearance division that's busy clearing music, likenesses, photos, etc. for all types of projects.

For over 30 years, GIW's internationally recognized footage research team has been actively providing research services to the television and movie industry. The GIW footagefinders can help you find the shot(s) you are looking for!

Led by industry veteran Jessica Berman-Bogdan, Global ImageWorks team of professional researchers have extensive credits working for producers and directors in the fields of entertainment, documentaries, commercials, corporate, industrials, museums, music, educational, theme parks and new media.