Rights Ready - Royalty Free - Rights Managed - Premium Collections

Global ImageWorks (GIW) 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 online 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) and Omnibus, (1952-1961).

The GIW website offers a user-friendly, fully searchable database with over 50,000 digitized clips available for screening and download. In addition to the digitized footage, GIW's website 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, is 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.


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


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with the resources of a large corporation