All3Media Clip Sales has struck a deal with pioneering production company Open Media to license and distribute clips from its extensive catalogue.

Launched over 30 years ago, Open Media was at the forefront of the emerging independent production sector and was responsible for Channel 4’s seminal After Dark series.

Open Media’ back catalogue of entertainment shows, documentaries and factual specials has now been fully digitised by the British Film Institute. Archive credits include Faking it: Jimmy Savile (Discovery+) and Hating Peter Tatchell (Netflix).

As well as After Dark, the collection includes irreverent magic show The Secret Cabaret, Andrew Neil’s interview series Is This Your Life, lecture series Opinions and documentary specials such as Mossad: The Spy Machine.

The catalogue spans decades of cultural and societal change and includes contributions from Prime Ministers, film stars, entertainment luminaries, sports icons, music idols, astronauts, socialites and leading lights in business.

Open Media’s CEO, Sebastian Cody, said: “We are thrilled to be partnering with Dale and Kay at All3Media Clip Sales and we look forward to connecting with more researchers, producers, directors and archivists. We have an unsurpassed collection of world figures speaking candidly about an array of topics. We hold disturbing and compelling interview footage of Jimmy Savile and rare archive of Peter Sutcliffe’s father. In addition, we have footage of decades of iconic interviews with everyone from Sinéad O’Connor to Harry Belafonte; the man who ruined Oppenheimer’s career to the key players in the Watergate scandal. Plus, astronauts, a man attacked by aliens, and everything in between.’

All3Media Clip Sales launched late last year and, as well as All3Media’s vast clip content collection, it partners with external party rights holders to represents their catalogues on a sleek and searchable platform. Partners include leading Welsh production company Cwmni Da and specialist adventure, extreme sports and travel companies Summit Fever Media and JHPV Visuals.

In addition, All3Media Clip Sales represents Open Planet for commercial clips licensing. The rapidly growing resource features thousands of clips on climate, environmental, travel and wildlife themes including content from All3Media’s Silverback Films and contributions from a global network of independent filmmakers.

All3Media’s joint Head of Rights and Policy, Dale Grayson and Kay Page, said: ‘We are delighted to be working with Open Media on this important collection. It is a unique resource which documents over three decades of seismic cultural change. I am sure our customers will relish this treasure trove of incredible archive content.”

You can search the Open Media archive collection at

Pippa Considine

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