June 23, 2005


UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - Universal Studios and Getty Images, the Seattle-based provider of still and moving imagery, have struck a deal in which footage from the Universal Studios Film Library is now available for licensing exclusively at www.gettyimages.com/universalstudios.

Creative and production professionals now have online access to footage from films such as "The Bourne Identity," "Field of Dreams," "Backdraft," "Apollo 13" and "The Mummy." The wealth of subject matter - all shot on 35mm or Super 35mm and transferred from the original camera negative to high definition - includes fire, explosions, stunts and special effects, along with popular categories such as nature, military, and business. Universal Studios is one of the first major motion picture studios to have its footage searchable via its own "front door" on a leading imagery site.

"Universal has entered into this dynamic partnership with Getty Images because of the innovation they've brought to the industry via their powerful platform and proven business model," says Michael Daruty, senior VP, technical operations, Universal Studios Operations Group. "Outsourcing the digitization and licensing of our footage with Getty Images assures the quickest search and ease of use possible."

"Having brought some of the world's finest motion pictures to the big screen, Universal Studios offers one of the most impressive film libraries in the world and we are thrilled to welcome them as an image partner," adds Karen McLaughlin, director of film image partners, Getty Images. "Our customers will benefit tremendously from the extraordinary production value of Universal's content and we are confident that the diversity of the collection will inspire exciting creative work."