The Ed Sullivan Show:
“The Ed Sullivan Show” (formerly “Toast of the Town”) is the premier variety show archive in the history of television. It includes over 10,000 performances, which aired on CBS during its 23 year run (1948 – 1971). SOFA Entertainment – the copyright holder of “The Ed Sullivan Show” and “Toast of the Town”- offers producers and filmmakers access to a wealth of remarkable performances from various genres: rock ‘n’ roll to novelty, opera to jazz, R&B to Broadway, comedy to sports legends, classical music to magic, political figures to film stars, country music to dance, composers to painters. As history has shown, many of the world’s most beloved and renowned artists made their TV debuts on “The Ed Sullivan Show”.
Clips of performances can, in most cases, be licensed by contacting our clip licensing division at SOFA Entertainment or via telephone at 1.310.276.9522.
Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert/In Concert:
“Rock Concert” was the premiere live rock ‘n’ roll music television show of the 70’s. Broadcast every Saturday night from 1973 until 1982, this program features the top musical performers of that era at the height of their careers. Now virtually for the first time since its initial broadcast, this library is available for clip licensing. Historic Films & SOFA Entertainment – the co-copyright owners of “Rock Concert” – offer producers and filmmakers access to a wealth of remarkable performances from various rock ‘n’ roll genres – punk, new wave, disco, heavy metal and more. Artists like The Ramones to Billy Joel, Linda Ronstadt to The Eagles were featured every week. Big names in comedy also appeared – Jay Leno, David Letterman, Billy Crystal and Steve Martin just to name a few.
Clips of performances can, in most cases, be licensed by contacting the clip licensing division at Historic Films via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or via telephone at 1.631.477.9700.
The Shark Files:
“The Shark Files” library offers over 400 hours of underwater and above water footage of sharks and other marine life from around the globe’s oceans. Shot by such renowned underwater filmmakers as Ron and Val Taylor, Jack McKenney, John and Noreen McKenney and Marty Snyderman, this library offers amazing images of a vast array of sharks (Great White, Tiger, Blue, Mako, Hammerhead, Leopard, Bull, White & Black Tip, etc) as well as other marine animals from such exotic locations as The Great Barrier Reef, Polynesia, The Indian Ocean, and other great locations.
For additional information and to view trailers of our other programs, please visit SOFA Entertainment’s YouTube channel. Other programs include:
- Rogues Gallery
- Judge Wapner’s Animal Court
- Hunt For Amazing Treasures
- US Marshals
- Untamed Earth
- World’s Funniest & Cleverest Commercials
- The 70’s: Bellbottoms to Boogie Shoes
- Things That Go Bump: Facing Our Fears
- Las Vegas: Then & Now
- Comedy Club Superstars
Footage can, in most cases, be licensed by contacting our clip licensing division at SOFA Entertainment or via telephone at 1.310.276.9522.