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FDA Members

Film Distributors' Association Ltd (FDA) is the trade body representing theatrical film distributors in the UK. Originally established in 1915, the association promotes a distribution perspective on cinema industry issues and offers a range of support services to distributors and the industry.

Film Distributors' Association co-ordinates national press screenings for UK film critics and circulates a weekly schedule of forthcoming releases, used by many journalists and others.

FDA maintains a dialogue with other industry organisations to help foster mutual understanding and co-operation. FDA is represented on a number of key film industry bodies, including:

  • All Industry Marketing for Cinema (AIM) Committee, established in 1984 to promote cinemagoing generically throughout the UK, now named Cinema First Ltd. Also represented, alongside FDA, are the UK Cinema Association (UKCA)  
  • Cinema Marketing Agency, a company set up jointly by AIM and the UK Film Council in 2001 to create marketing partnerships on behalf of the cinema industry and further increase cinema admissions;
  • Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT), established in 1982 to combat video piracy and other forms of copyright theft which rip off the industry and customers alike. Visit our section on piracy.
  • British Screen Advisory Council (BSAC), an independent, industry-funded, advisory body to government and policy-makers, which also provides a forum for the discussion of issues affecting the audio/visual industry;
  • Advertising Viewing Committee, which approves display materials for '18' certificate films.
  • FDA is also a member of the Brussels -based International Federation of Film Distributors' Associations (FIAD) and the National Film & Television School. When suitable opportunities arise, they also assist a variety of other charities, including the Cinema & Television Benevolent Fund, by making new films available for benefit screenings and premieres.

 

Current FDA members:

  • Altitude Films
  • Arrow Films
  • Axiom Films
  • Curzon Artificial Eye
  • Dartmouth Films
  • Dogwoof
  • E1 Entertainment UK
  • Entertainment Film Distributors
  • Eros International
  • Icon Film Distribution
  • Independent Distribution
  • Lionsgate
  • Mubi
  • Munro Film Services
  • Networking Releasing
  • Paramount Pictures UK
  • Park Circus
  • Pathé Distribution
  • Peccadillo Pictures
  • Pinewood Pictures
  • Reliance Entertainment
  • Soda Pictures
  • Sony Pictures Releasing
  • STUDIOCANAL
  • STX Entertainment
  • Trafalgar Releasing
  • Twentieth Century Fox Film Co.
  • Universal Pictures UK
  • UTV Motion Pictures
  • Vertigo Films
  • Verve Pictures
  • Warner Bros. Distributors
  • Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, UK
  • The Works UK Distribution
  • Yashraj Films Ltd

The FDA board, comprising the managing directors of member companies, considers only matters of generic interest to distributors.