Head of Distribution & Exhibition, UK Film Council
Portrait of Pete Buckingham
Peter Buckingham is Head of Distribution & Exhibition at the UK Film Council and as such is tasked with increasing the breadth and diversity of film audiences across the UK, as well as assisting audience appreciation of UK films.
He heads up a range of schemes to support this strategy, which aim to broaden the choice of films available to UK audiences and to increase admissions for a wider range of film; these include the P&A Fund (prints & advertising) and the world's first 2k Digital Screen Network in over 200 cinemas.
is leading on digital strategy for the UK Film Council
and has given many lectures on this subject.
He is currently also on a number of boards and advisory boards including Cass Business School in London and AIM (The All Industry Marketing agency for the UK film industry) Buckingham was previously Deputy Chief Executive of FilmFour Limited.
Prior to that he
has worked in a variety of positions - running cinemas and distribution companies that include positions with Richard Branson's Virgin Vision and Chris Blackwell's Island Films
started in the industry as a 35mm and 16mm projectionist.