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Distributor Slate Day returns for expanded third edition

Date posted: 09.08.2017

This year's Distributor Slate Days will take place from 19-20 September at Picturehouse Central. Organised by Film Hub London and Film Hub South East and funded by the BFI through the National Lottery, the event welcomes distributors and exhibitors from across the UK and creates opportunities for the two industries to forge stronger ties and explore new collaborative opportunities.

While the first day will see distributors discussing their marketing and audience development plans for new titles, the second will be given over to individual 'speed dating' sessions where distributors and exhibitors will be able to identify new opportunities for bringing exciting upcoming titles to diverse new audiences.

Meet the distributors

The event will see distributors of all sizes present a cherry-picked selection of features to some 300+ exhibitors ranging from multiplex operators, indie cinemas and local film clubs. Distributors scheduled to attend include the likes of Arrow, Twentieth Century Fox, Walt Disney Studios, Dogwoof, MUBI, Lionsgate Films and BFI Distribution. 

Adrian Wootton OBE, Chief Executive of Film London and the British Film Commission, said: "Exhibitors and distributors alike have shown real enthusiasm for the Slate Day, and it's by popular demand that we're offering a second day dedicated to networking. Each year the event has grown stronger and more exciting, with distributors pulling out all the stops to court and collaborate with UK exhibitors. This year is sure to be no different, with a vibrant array of UK films, world cinema titles and rereleased classics that we want to be seen on screens all over the country."

The new release landscape

Dr. Frank Gray, Chair of Film Hub South East, said: "Film Hub South East is proud to be part of DSD and together with Film London we are pleased that we are able to offer an expanded version this year with 1:1 sessions. DSD provides our sector with an important opportunity to peer into the future, further nurture our relationships with distributors and begin to plan our new programmes. With hundreds of new releases each year, our shared commitment to specialised and independent cinema and our ongoing development of strong relationships with existing and new audiences, making sense of the new release landscape is an essential component of our work."

Attending exhibitors must be part of the BFI Film Audience Network. The event is kindly supported by hosts Picturehouse Central and partners MPS, comScore and Movio.

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