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Head of Distribution & Exhibition, UK Film Council
Peter Buckingham is Head of Distribution & Exhibition at the UK Film Council and as such is tasked with increasing the breadth and diversity of cinema-going 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 specialised film these include the P&A Fund (prints & advertising) and the world's first Digital Screen Network.
Buckingham was previously Deputy Chief Executive of FilmFour Limited.
time at FilmFour
, the company achieved the highest market share in its history and released East is East, its highest grossing film and the first film to achieve cross-over success with specialised and mainstream cinema audiences.
was named Video Distributor of the Year in 2000.
Prior to FilmFour, he was Managing Director of Oasis Cinemas, building up a specialised chain into five cinemas and 13 screens, including the complete design and rebuilding of the 5-screen Ritzy Cinema in Brixton, South London.
He has also worked as Director of Film Distribution for Virgin Vision responsible for the theatrical and video release of films such as Drugstore Cowboy, Sex, Lies, and Videotape, Paris by Night and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.