MACE can, subject to copyright clearance and licensing/transfer fees, supply media professionals and creative practitioners with footage from the collection. As a not-for-profit organisation in the public sector, all income derived from these sales is used to preserve the collection and ensure it is accessible to the public.
MACE has a team of highly experience professionals who can guide you through the whole process of acquiring archive material from research, accessing viewing material to licensing.
Past programmes featuring material from MACE’s collection include 'The Queen and I (Shiver Productions), Michael Wood’s History of England and The Great British Story - A People's History (Mayavision); When Playboys Ruled the World (ITV Sport); The Secret Life of the National Grid, Flog It!, The Secret Life of Airports, Andrew Marr’s History of Britain, Nation on Film, Panorama and Silent Britain (BBC ); and Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics (Warner Bros).
Footage archived at MACE can most recently be seen projected onto the side of an aeroplane in 'Dreamliner', the Thomson Holiday Advertising Campaign.
But the supply of material doesn’t stop at TV programmes. MACE has also provided moving image as a back drop for a performance by the Kaiser Chiefs which was released on DVD - highlighting that archive material can be used in a variety of creative mediums.
ITV regional Collection
MACE do not licence the ITV footage that we hold to television companies or for any other commercial use. This material is licensed through the clipsales company ITN Source.
Although it is licensed by ITN Source, we do co-ordinate the supply of this material and charge our standard transfer fees, plus an Access Fee. If you are a Archive Researcher or Producer and would like to order a DVD Screener or low res MPEG4 files to view or would like to order High Res material for broadcast, please contact Emma Morley by email or on 01522 837753. Emma will direct you to ITN Source for licensing when required.
MACE holds a wealth of fabulous home movies and other professionally made titles which we do licence to raise income to fulfil our charitable aims. Once you have browsed the collections, Contact Emma, to make an enquiry about the potential use of footage in television, films, exhibitions or projects.