Below you will find brief descriptions of other industry organisations involved in the entertainment and creative industries.
|Alliance for Intellectual Property|
A group of concerned industries joined forces under the Alliance in 1999 to provide a single voice in the battle to combat counterfeiting and piracy. The members include the Anti-Counterfeiting Group, British Brands Group, Business Software Alliance, Anti Copying in Design, BARD, British Phonographic Industry, BVA, Copyright Licencing Agency, European Leisure Software Publishers Association, FACT, FAST (The Federation Against Software Theft) and Newspaper Licensing Agency.
Director General: Susie Winter
Tel: 020 7803 1324
Chair: Richard Mollet
Tel: 020 7691 9191
|The British Board of Film Classification|
The British Board of Film Classification is an independent, non-governmental body, which since 1912 has been responsible for cinema classification on behalf of local authorities. Since the Video Recordings Act 1984, it has been designated by government to classify video recordings, with particular regard to "suitability for viewing in the home". In 2007 12,229 DVD works were classified.
Director: Dave Cooke
Tel: 020 7440 1570
|British Screen Advisory Council (BSAC)|
BSAC is a unique, independent industry funded, advisory body to government and policy makers at national and European level. Its membership embraces senior management from every sector of the audiovisual industry. The Council acts as a proactive body, identifying key issues of importance to the industry, in addition to responding to Government consultations.
Director: Fiona Clarke-Hackston
Tel: 020 7287 1111
|Cinema Exhibitors' Association Ltd|
The CEA represents the interests of well over 90 per cent of UK cinema operators by number and market share. The CEA membership includes single screen/owner managed sites as well as the largest circuit and multiplex operators. The CEA advocates on behalf of the UK cinema sector at international, national, regional and local level. This includes lobbying and working with Government at all levels, with other sectors of the film industry, particularly distribution, as well as working with others to promote the value of cinema to the wider public. In addition we provide advice and support to individual members on interpreting and adhering to legislation and regulation, and in dealing with day to day operational issues as appropriate.
Chief Executive: Phil Clapp
Tel: 020 7734 9551
Cue Entertainment is the UK home entertainment industry’s main trade magazine. It is published at the beginning of every month in print and daily on the web at www.cueentertainment.com where it receives between 100,000 to 120,000 hits a month. It features the latest news and charts on the market as well as features plus recruitment opportunities and price checking guides. It issues a weekly digital newsletter (1,400 readers) delivered straight to your email inbox as well as essential news flashes as and when news breaks. Circulation (publisher’s statement) is 7,100 copies supplied to all the major home entertainment retailers, rental outlets, wholesalers, distributors and duplicators.
Publisher: Sam Andrews
Tel: 01580 243 441
|The Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund |
The Industry’s best kept secret – Did you know people working behind the scenes in UK film, television and related industries including home entertainment, online and digital media have their very own trade charity?
The CTBF provides financial support and care to industry employees and their families who have fallen on hard times. They hold fundraisers to include preview screenings of upcoming blockbusters, prestigious film premieres, industry parties and events plus exclusive benefits for CTBF members.
Tel: 020 7437 6567
|The Entertainment Retailers Association|
ERA, The Entertainment Retailers Association, represents retailers who sell entertainment products such as recorded music, DVDs and games (multimedia). It is affiliated with NARM and other overseas retail bodies. ERA also monitors legislation and lobbies on behalf of its members.
Director General: Kim Bayley
Tel: 020 7440 1595
|The Federation Against Copyright Theft|
FACT is the trade body committed to protecting the interests of the audio-visual industry in the fight against piracy and the increasing threat from online copyright theft. FACT works closely with Police services, Trading Standards, HM Revenue & Customs and most recently with the Department for Work and Pensions. FACT has a close association with other enforcement bodies such as the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) and the Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association (ELSPA). FACT also has an important role in ensuring that the government and public understand the threat to the UK’s film, video and television industry and to the community at large from the growing threat of DVD and online piracy.
Director General: Kieron Sharp
Tel: 020 8568 6646
|Film Distributors' Association|
Film Distributors' Association Ltd. (FDA) is the trade body for theatrical film distributors in the UK – the companies that release films for UK cinema audiences. Originally established in London in 1915, FDA liaises and works with many individuals, companies and organisations. FDA's Council, or board, comprising a senior representative of each member company, normally meets six times a year and considers only matters of generic interest to film distributors.
Director General: Mark Batey
Tel: 020 7437 4383
The goal of this educational charity is to bring as much as possible from feature films to education throughout the United Kingdom. They aim to provide teachers in schools and colleges with powerful tools to help them in their work. As a result they hope to preserve and increase our national film culture by building a new generation of cinema-goers who also look beyond the major blockbusters to appreciate independent productions and world cinema.
The services that they provide – many of which are free-of-charge - can be described as follows:
Tel: 0870 441 6252
Find Any Film
The GfK Group is a global market research company. They provide information services on operational and strategic marketing decisions worldwide. These services include tests and studies on product and pricing policy, on brand positioning and brand management, on traditional and modern forms of communication with consumers and users, on optimizing distribution as well as on customer loyalty issues.
Chief Executive Officer: Mathias Hartman
Tel: 020 8967 4559
|The Industry Trust|
The Industry Trust for Intellectual Property Awareness was established in 2004 to tackle the growing issue of film and TV copyright theft in the UK. Today it represents a wide range of companies from the British film and TV industry, including home entertainment, theatrical film distributors, DVD retail and rental companies and a variety of industry bodies and associated companies active in the sector.
Director: Liz Bales
Tel: 020 7400 0383
Intellect represents 800 companies and acts as a voice for its members through conncetions with government and business by creating a commerical environment for their members.
Director General: William Higham
|International Video Federation|
The IVF provides international representation for 14 national video associations and their members, publishers and distributors of pre-recorded video works. In cooperation with its member associations, the IVF lobbies international, EU and national legislative authorities.
Director: Charlotte Lund Thomsen
Tel: +32 2 503 40 63
|The Official Charts Company |
Formerly Chart Information Network (CIN), was formed in 1998 and is a joint venture between BPI (British Phonographic Industry) and ERA (Entertainment Retailers Association, formerly known as BARD). The Official Charts Company is responsible for the commissioning, marketing, distribution and management of the UK's official music and video charts.
Managing Director: Martin Talbot
Tel: 020 7620 7450
|IHS Screen Digest|
Screen Digest is widely regarded as the world's leading media-focused research, publishing and consulting company. The company employs 50 analysts, working across the entire traditional and emerging media content and distribution technology value chain, for music, movies, TV, games and digital media.
Head of Video : Helen Davis Jayalath
Tel: 020 7424 2820
British Film Institute
Tel: 020 7255 1444
The Association for the UK Interactive Entertainment
UKIE ensures that their members in the entertainment industry have the right economic, political and social environment needed to expand business.
CEO: Dr Jo Twist
|The Video Standards Council|
Set up in 1989 as a non-profit-making body, to develop and oversee a code of practice and rules to promote high standards within the video industry. It now also embraces computer and video games. VSC has a complaints board and investigates alleged breaches of the rules.
Secretary General: Laurie Hall
Tel: 020 8387 4020