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British indie distribs set up org

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Twelve British indie distribs have joined forces to form the Independent Film Distributors’ Assn.

The new body has been set up for indies to explore common interests and possibilities in the ever-changing U.K. and international landscape.

Founder companies are Artificial Eye, Dogwoof, eOne, Icon U.K., Lionsgate U.K., Metrodome, Momentum Pictures, Optimum Releasing, Revolver, Soda Pictures, Vertigo and Verve Pictures.

eOne topper Alex Hamilton will serve as IFDA chair in its first year while Verve Pictures’ Colin Burch will act as vice chair.

The new org said its agenda will not conflict with the existing Film Distributor’s Assn., the trade body repping distributors in Blighty (which also includes studio members) and stressed all existing indies signed up with FDA will continue to remain so.

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via Variety

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