Dial F for Freelancer
Launched in October 2020, Dial F for Freelancer is the UK’s only freelancer platform solely spotlighting those working in film exhibition and distribution. The platform includes a directory of industry professionals, showcases available opportunities and works with industry organisations to signpost support services for our members.
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The Film and TV Charity
The Film and TV Charity works behind the scenes of the film, television and cinema industry in the UK. From research to writing, through casting and production, to editing, publicity, distribution, broadcast and exhibition, the charity supports the lives of everyone involved.
The Film and TV Charity was founded as the Cinematograph Trade Benevolent Fund in 1924 and later became the Cinema & Television Benevolent Fund. Alex Pumfrey was appointed CEO in 2017 and the organisation and embarked on a bold new mission to extend its reach and impact, commissioning ground-breaking research into the mental wellbeing of workers in UK film and TV and founding the Film and TV Taskforce on Mental Health to co-fund and co-create the Whole Picture Programme, a bold action plan for better mental health in the industry.
The charity’s free and confidential Support Line 0800 054 00 00 provides 24-hour support for everyone working behind the scenes in the industry on issues such as debt, depression and harassment.
Film Distributors’ Association (FDA)
The Film Distributors’ Association (FDA) represents the interests of film distributors in the UK and Ireland. Its membership ranges from Hollywood studios to independent operators and is responsible for 99% of all films released theatrically in the territory. The FDA’s mission is to actively support their member companies with all of the assistance and advocacy they need, in order to maximise their individual business opportunities and reach the broadest theatrical audience possible. www.filmdistributorsassociation.com
Altitude Film Distribution
ALTITUDE MEDIA GROUP
Altitude Media Group is the independent UK based studio led by Will Clarke chairman and joint-CEO with Andy Mayson, comprising of Altitude Film Production, Altitude Film Sales with Managing Director Mike Runagall, Altitude Film Distribution with Managing Director Hamish Moseley and Altitude Factual with Managing Director Paul Sowerbutts. In February 2020 US based investment group 30WEST took a significant minority stake in the group.
Since launching in 2013 Altitude Film Distribution have proudly supported talented filmmakers and given their films the dynamic and bold releases they deserve.
To date Altitude have championed over 100 films, ranging from the Academy and BAFTA award winning Moonlight, 20 Feet From Stardom, Amy, I Am Not Your Negro and through to critically acclaimed The Florida Project, Lady Macbeth, Beast, The Rider, Whitney and more.
Altitude’s recent releases include the acclaimed Rocks, Russell Crowe thriller Unhinged, Ladj Ly’s Academy-Award nominated Les Misérables, Nick Rowland’s critically acclaimed Calm With Horses, Simon Bird’s Days of the Bagnold Summer, Horrible Histories: The Movie – Rotten Romans, Asif Kapadia’s Diego Maradona, Charlie Lightening and Gavin Fitzgerald’s Liam Gallagher: As It Was, A Private War starring Rosamund Pike, Black Water Abyss directed by Andrew Traucki, Jonah Hill’s Mid90s, Little Monsters starring Lupita Nyong’o and Josh Gad, David Fairhead’s Armstrong and Brian Welsh’s Beats. Altitude also partnered with the WWF on the global event release of DAVID ATTENBOROUGH: A LIFE ON OUR PLANET, which became the widest ever released documentary in the UK and Ireland on 28 September.
Forthcoming releases include Totally Under Control directed by Alex Gibney, Ophelia Harutyunyan & Suzanne Hillinger. Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds With Shane MacGowan from director Julien Temple, Chasing Chaplin from BAFTA nominees Peter Middleton and James Spinney, Tina Turner from Daniel Lindsay and T.J. Martin, Archenemy from Adam Egypt Mortimer, Quentin Dupieux’s Mandibles, TIFF award-winning Night of the Kings from Philippe Lacôte, Mathieu Turi’s Meander and Ari Folman’s Where Is Anne Frank? http://www.altitudefilment.com/
Bohemia Media is a London-based production and distribution company, representing film, TV, performance and theatre arts. Launched by Phil Hunt, managing director of UK-based Bankside Films and Head Gear Films, and Producer Lucy Fenton, it focuses on projects made by under-represented groups.
A production, financing and talent management hub for creatives which champions diversity and supports individual voices. Bohemia Media aims to amplify the stories told by folk from marginalised groups which are not well-served within mainstream culture and might otherwise struggle to find finance. We bring in investors on a project-by-project basis, which will be cause-focussed rather than for profits.
Bohemia is where great stories come first. It has launched with a slate of projects including Halle Berry’s directorial debut BRUISED and biographical documentary REBEL DREAD, which tells the story of director and D.J. Don Letts and received its world premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) in February 2020. http://www.bohemiamedia.co.uk/
Entertainment One (eOne)
Entertainment One (eOne) is a talent-driven independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. As part of global play and entertainment company Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS), eOne’s expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales; family brands; digital content; and live entertainment. Through its extensive reach and scale, and a deep commitment to high-quality entertainment,
eOne unlocks the power and value of creativity. eOne brings to market both original and existing content, sourcing IP from Hasbro’s portfolio of 1500+ brands, and through a diversified network of creative partners and eOne companies including: international feature film distribution company Sierra/Affinity; Amblin Partners with DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; Makeready with Brad Weston; unscripted television production companies Renegade 83, Daisybeck, Blackfin and Whizz Kid Entertainment; live entertainment leaders Round Room Live; world-class music companies Audio Network, Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning emerging content and technology studio Secret Location.
Dial F for Freelancer www.dialfforfreelancer.com
With Support from:
Film Distributors’ Association (FDA)
Altitude Film Entertainment
This project has been supported by The Film and TV Charity’s Community Grants.