Focus on the UK

by Isabella Weber After having lately rediscovered Portugal, the Scandinavian countries and Italy, Europa Distribution continues its tour of Film Distribution’s landscapes and lands today on top of another of the Big Five: the United Kingdom. What are the challenges facing UK distributors today and how are they different from those engaging their European colleagues? While Theresa May and Donald Tusk are busy negotiating the terms of Brexit, we interviewed some UK Independent Distributors to…

Europa Distribution supports Lord Smith’s position on VPF

We welcome the publication this January of the Review of Progress on the Film Policy Review, report on the UK film industry achieved 2 years ago by an independent panel led by Lord Smith. We especially support the panel’s position on the VPF issue in the UK. In particular, it is to be noted that the panel encourages the BFI to lead a task-force in order to facilitate negotiations on VPF between distributors and third party consolidators.…