Motion Pictures

Source and Permission Contact List

The following source and permission contact list may also help when researching or rights and permissions for some of the audio-visual records held by the the Moving Image and Sound Branch. This information is provided as a convenience and to support NARA’s mission and does not constitute an endorsement  or the support of the opinions, products, or services of the private or commercial organizations or businesses listed here. Please see our Privacy Statement and Legal Notices for additional information. If you have questions or concerns about any of the information listed, please contact:

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White House Press Office (current presidential audiovisual items)
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20500
Tel: (202) 456-1414 (White House Switchboard)

Defense Visual Information Center
(Moving image footage from some Vietnam to the Present and still photography from 1982 to the present.)
Defense Media Activity Services Center
Phone: 1-888-743-4662

Library of Congress
Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division
101 Independence Avenue SE
Washington DC, 20540
Main: 202-707-6316
Fax: 202-707-1594
Office of General Counsel
Copyright Guidance for LOC Collections:
Copyright Office online FAQ section:

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
300 E Street, SW
Washington, DC 20546
Tel: (202) 358-1600; Fax: (202) 358-4210
Contact: Robert Jacobs, Director of Media Services

National Anthropological Archives
Smithsonian Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland, MD 20746
Attn: Daisy Njoku
Tel: (301) 238-1315; Fax: (301) 238-2883

National Library of Medicine
History of Medicine Division
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20894-6075
Tel: (301) 402-8878; Fax: (301) 402-0872
The NLM Support Center:
Contact: Sarah Eilers, Archivist, and Curator for Historic Audio Visuals 

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)
5301 Shawnee Road
Alexandria, VA 22312

John E. Allen, Inc. (Kinograms & Telenews)
P.O. Box 452g
Newfoundland, PA 18445
Tel: (570) 676-4152; Fax: (570) 676-9194
Contact: John E. Allen

UCLA Film and Television Archive
(Hearst News of the Day, 1929-1967; MGM News, 1928-1930; International Newsreel, 1923-1929)
UCLA Film and Television - Media Licensing
26151 Rockwell Canyon Rd.
Santa Clarita, CA 91350
E-mail: (Media Licensing) 

University of South Carolina
(Fox News) Fox "Movietone" News, 1919 through 1934, outtakes & Fox "Movietone" News Newsreels and outtakes, Sept. 1942 through August 1944
Moving Image Research Collections
University of South Carolina, SC, 29208
Contact: Benjamin Singleton
Tel: (803) 777-6211

For questions regarding Fox News Materials: 
Greg Wilbacher, Ph.D
Curator, News Film and Military Collections
Moving Image Research Collections
University of South Carolina, SC, 29208
Tel: (803) 777-5556


Fox Movietone
Brian Sargent
Managing Director, Fox Archives Licensing
1211 Avenue of the Americas, NY 10036
mobile: (646)915-6563

Paramount Newsreel
(Paramount 1927-1957; Pathe 1900-1956)
Sherman Grinberg Film Library
T: (818) 717-9200
Contact: Bill Brewington

March of Time Newsreel & Documentaries, 1935-1950, Permission and Source
Home Box Office, Inc.
130 Hudson Yards
New York, NY 10001
Contact-Rights and Clearances (The March of Time Getty Images)

WPIX INC (Permission only WPIX-WPIX)
News At 10
2nd Floor
220 East 42d St.
New York, NY 10017
Contact: Edith Rivera


British Broadcasting Corporation
News Film and Sound Archives
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is handled by Getty Images
Email: for inquiries and more information


Newsreels and films of the German Federal Archives
Team Film Access
Phone: +49 30 18 7770 1172

Imperial War Museum
Lambeth Road
London, SE1 6HZ England
Keeper of the Department of Film
Jane Fish - Senior Curator - Film
Media Sales and Licensing
Use requests and copyright permissions:

Institut National de l'Audiovisuel (INA)
Service du Développement Éducatif et Culturel (SDEC)
4, Av de l'Europe
94366 Bry-sur-Marnce, Cedex
Tel: 33 1 44 23 11 22
Fax: 33 1 44 23 11 72
Contact: Frédéric Schlesinger, Managing Director

Transit Film GmbH
Transit Film GMBH
Dachauer Strasse 35
80335 Munich, Germany
Tel: 49-89-599885-15
Fax: 49-89-599885-20
Contact: Mark Grunthal








American Film Institute (AFI)
National Center for Film and Video Preservation
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F St. NW
Washington, DC 20566
Tel: (202) 252-3120; Fax: (202) 252-3126
Mike Pepin, Manager, Library and Asset Licensing
Tel: (323) 856-3120

Andersen Film Archive
229-84 West Montauk Highway
Hampton Bays, NY 11946
T/F: (631) 728-7711
Contact: Lars T. Andersen
(WWII color and black & white footage)

Black Film Center and Archive
Indiana University
Wells Library, Room 044
1320 East Tenth Street
Bloomington, Indiana  47405
Office phone: 812-855-6041
General questions:
Amber Bertin, Archivist
Email: Tel: (812) 855-8058
General Account: OVPGC (Office of the Vice-President and General Council)

Blacklight Films
Video Production Services
3371 Cahuenga Blvd. W
Los Angeles, CA 90068
Tel: (323) 436-7070

Classic Images
4691/2 South Bedford Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Tel: (310) 277-0400 or (800) 949-2547
Fax: (310) 277-0412
Contact: Marcie Alexander or Sam Rosenblum

Last Frontier Footage
4401 O'Malley Road
Anchorage, AK 99507
Tel: (310) 459-2526

George Eastman House
900 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
Tel: (585) 271-3361; F: (585) 271-3970
Film Loans & Stockshots; E-mail:
Research E-mail:
Contact: L. Jeffrey Selznick, School of Film Preservation

MacDonald and Associates
5660 North Jersey Avenue
Chicago, IL 60659
Tel: (773) 267-9899; F: (773) 267-7796
Contact: Dr. J. Fred MacDonald

The Museum of Modern Art
Department of Film and Media
11 West 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019
Film Archive loans and access to the collection. (No sales or duplications of permanent moving image collection for outside commercial and non-commercial uses.)
Tel: (212) 708-9605; Fax: (212) 333-1173
Contact: Anne Morra, Assistant Curator

Film Study Center reference questions & on-site screening
Tel: (212) 708-9613; Fax: (212) 708-9531
Contact: Charles Silver, Associate Curator
Tel: (212) 708-9614; Fax: (212) 708-9531
Contact: Ron Magliozzi, Assistant Curator

National Center for Jewish Film
Brandeis University
Lown 102, MS 053
Waltham, MA 02454

Studebaker National Museum
(Collection of industrial films, 1930-1966)
525 South Main Street
South Bend, IN 46601
Tel: (574) 235-9714; Toll Free: (888) 391-5600
Contact: Andy Beckman

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Steve Spielberg Film and Video Archives
100 Raoul Wallenburg Place, SW
Washington, DC 20024-2150
Tel: (202) 488-6104; F: (202) 488-2696
Bruce Levy - Project Coordinator -
Lindsay Zarwell - Archivist -

ABC News (Permission only)
47 West 66th Street, 6th Fl.
New York, NY 10023
Tel: (212) 456-4059; F: (212) 456-7777
Contact: Tony Brackett, Associate Director

Broadcast Pioneers Library of American Broadcasting
(Printed sources; Arthur Godfrey Collection; Radio Advertising Bureau Collection, 1954-1967; Westinghouse News, 1960-)
Hornbake Library
University of Maryland,
College Park, MD 20740
Tel: (301) 405-9160; F: (301) 314-2634
Contact: Chuck Howell

Buckley Broadcasting Corp., WOR, Inc. (WOR audio collection)
166 West Putnam
Greenwich, CT 06830
Tel: (203) 661-4307
Fax: (203) 662-7341
Contact: Richard Buckley

The C-SPAN Archives
Purdue Research Park
P.O. Box 2909
West Lafayette, IN 47996-2909
Tel: (877) 662-7726
Fax: (765) 497-9699
E-mail: (Licensing only)

Cable News Network--CNN
CNN Library
One CNN Center
Atlanta, GA 30303
Tel: (404) 827-1125; F: (404) 827-5283
Contact: Kathy Christensen or Diha Gunderson

CBS News Archives Sales
524 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019

Cincinnati Museum Center
Audiovisual Collections Department
1301 Western Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45203
Tel: 513-287-7079
Fax: 513-287-7095
Audiovisual Curator: James DaMico

Michigan State University Libraries
G. Robert Vincent Voice Library
366 W. Circle Drive
East Lansing, MI 48824
Tel: (517) 884-6470
Contact: Michael Laney

Museum of Television & Radio ( (Paley Center for Media)
(MTR does not provide duplicates of its holdings. They are available for research only .)
Scholars' Room
25 West 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019
Tel: (212) 621-6713 (Voice-mail); F: (212) 621-6765
Fax: (212) 621-6765

National Jewish Archive of Broadcasting
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028
Tel: (212) 423-3234
Fax: (212) 423-3232

National Public Radio
1111 North Capital St, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Jenna Molster
Manager, Rights & Permissions

NBCUniversal Television Clip Licensing
Universal Television Clip Licensing
Universal Television, Bravo, Oxygen, USA, SYFY
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608
Contact:  Julie Arie

NBC News Video Archives (News only)
NBC News Video is handled by Getty Images
Email: for inquiries and more information

NBC Sports (General sports & Olympics)
1 Blachley Rd
Stamford, Ct 06902
Tel: (203) 356-2727
Contact: Stacy Clark

New York Public Radio
(Audio only)
New York Public Radio
160 Varick Street
New York, NY 10013
Tel: (646) 829-4381;  Fax: (646) 829-4146
Andy Lanset, Director of Archives

Radio Spirits
P.O. Box 3107
Wallingford, CT 06494
Tel: (203) 265-8044

Radio/Video Yesteryear
Box C
Sandy Hook, CT 06482
Tel: (800) 243-0987
Fax: (203) 797-0819
Contact: Craig Gallichotte

Vanderbilt Television News Archive (News programs: ABC/NBC/CBS/CNN)
110 21st Avenue South, Suite 704
Nashville, TN 37203
Tel: (615) 322-2927
Fax: (615) 343-8250
Contact: John Lynch

Westwood One, Inc. (Mutual Radio Permissions)
Kevin DeLany
VP, News & Talk Programming
O: 202.840.7937

Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research
University of Wisconsin
816 State Street
Madison, WI 53706
Amanda Smith, Film Archivist
Tel: (608) 264-6467

Getty Images/Archive Films
195 Broadway, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10007
Tel: (800) 876-5115 or (646) 613-4100
Fax: (646) 613-4601

International Historic Films, Inc.
3533 S. Archer Avenue
Chicago, IL 60609
Tel: (773) 927-9091 or (773) 927-2900
Fax: (773) 927-9211
Contact: Peter P. Bernotas

National Geographic Society Partners
1145 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Worldwide Television News
Broadcast Services
1995 Broadway
New York, NY 10023
Tel: (212) 362-4440 or (800) 456-9986
Fax: (212) 496-1269 or (212) 362-5723
Contact: David Weiss or David Cappell

WPA Film Library
16101 S. 108th Ave.
Orlando Park, IL 60467
Tel: (800) 323-0442
Contact: Diane Paradiso
Tel: (708) 873-3113

Abraham Zapruder Film
c/o Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
411 Elm Street
Dallas, TX 75202
Tel: (214) 747-6660
Contact: Megan Bryant
Online Permissions Request Form:

American Archive of Public Broadcasting/WGBH
One Guest Street, Boston, MA 02135
Alison Smith, Director of Footage Sales and Licensing
Tel: (617) 300-3916 (office), (617) 678-7141 (Mobile)
General Requests:

Fox Movietone Newsreel (Permission only)
Fox News, Inc.
Fox Movietone News
1211 Avenue of the Americas, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10036
Tel: (212) 301-3905

Getty Images/Archive Films/Corbis 
195 Broadway, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10007
Tel: (800) 876-5115 or (646) 613-4100
Fax : (646) 613-4601

The George Meany Memorial Archives
4130 Campus Drive
College Park, MD 20740
Ben Blake, Curator of Labor
Tel: (301) 405-9096

The King Center (Permission only)
Eric D. Tidwell, Esq.
Managing Director & General Counsel
Intellectual Properties Management Inc. (IPM)
Licensing Manager of the Estate of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
449 Auburn Ave. NE 
Atlanta, Ga 30312
Tel: (404) 526-8968

The King Center (General Information)
449 Auburn Avenue, NE
Atlanta, GA 30312
Tel: (404) 526-8900

NFL Films
National Football League
330 Fellowship Road
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
Tel: (609) 778-1600
Fax: (609) 222-5663
Contact: Sales Department

PBS NewsHour (Permissions only)
2700 South Quincy St., Suite 250
Arlington, VA 22206
Tel: (703) 998-2112; Fax: (703) 824-6592
Contact: Annette Miller

United States Copyright Office
Copyright Office Press |  News Media Liaison Desk
Outreach and Education Section | Office of Public Information and Education
U.S. Copyright Office | Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave., S.E., LM-453, Mail Stop 6304, Washington, D.C. 20559-6001
Office: (202) 707-7333 | E-mail:

Warner Bros (Permission only)
Clips & Still Licensing
Department email:

Wayne State University
Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs
Walter P. Reuther Library
Attn: Audiovisual Department
5401 Cass Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202

White House Press Office (current presidential audiovisual items)
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20500
Tel: (202) 456-1414 (White House Switchboard)