Altitude flies high with new distribution wing
by Naman Ramachandran
- First titles announced for UK release are Asif Kapadia’s Amy Winehouse documentary and Mike Neville’s 20 Feet From Stardom
Altitude Film Entertainment, the UK film company launched last year, has launched Altitude Film Distribution. Altitude Film Entertainment now becomes the parent company for the expanded group comprising Altitude Film Production, Altitude Film Sales and Altitude Film Distribution. The new entity’s first titles for UK release are Senna [+see also:
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Will Clarke, Chairman and joint-CEO of Altitude Film Entertainment said, “As a producer we wanted to create a home for the most talented filmmakers in the world and are proud to have moved four films into production, developed partnerships with British and international filmmakers and brought 18 films to the market for international sales. The time is now right for us to take the next step and move into distribution. We are going to the international marketplace to source a substantial number of films for UK distribution announcing our first two acquired titles today, as well as films from our own production slate.”
Hamish Moseley has been appointed Altitude’s Head of Distribution. With Momentum Pictures he worked on more than 175 film campaigns and led the theatrical release strategy of several hits including The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo [+see also:
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