Ed Whitley: New President of ACSIL

The Association of Commercial Stock Image Licensors (ACSIL), a trade association serving the interests of the world’s leading archival footage and stock licensors, has announced its newly elected president for 2016 as Edward Whitley, President, North and South America at Bridgeman Images.   

Ed Whitley said; "It feels yesterday that I was chatting to ACSIL's then Executive Director about the possibility of Bridgeman becoming a member, so it's a wonderful surprise and great honor to find myself as ACSIL's next president. 

The content licensing landscape has changed so much in recent years - a landscape that once consisted of still image archives in one camp and footage archives in another now seems to be merging into a global media licensing world. Its a challenging time for trade associations to continue to stay relevant; but with the plethora of new technology and heightened audience expectations, the footage licensing industry seems exceptionally well placed to play a key role in this fascinating future. 

I am extremely excited to be working with ACSIL to promote all its members and continue to increase the level of conversation surrounding motion content. Nowhere is that more evident than in the 2016 ACSIL FOOTAGE EXPO being held on June 9th in New York City. It is the second such event produced by ACSIL to bring together ACSIL's membership of footage archives with the production and commercial sectors that seek motion content. I hope to see many of you there!"

Read more about Ed Whitley and his role at Bridgeman



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