Mark Batey to leave the UK's Film Distributors' Association (exclusive)

Screen | 1/21/2019 | Geoffrey Macnab
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Mark Batey is to step down from his position as chief executive of the UK’s Film Distributors’ Association (FDA), after 20 years in the post, this spring. His sucessor has yet to be recruited.

“I have hugely enjoyed my two decades at FDA, working with a wonderful team of people,” Batey told Screen, explaining he made the decision earlier this month. “The organisation has developed significantly, working on behalf of an incredibly dynamic sector that drives the release of over 900 digital theatrical releases a year.”

David - Puttnam - President - FDA - Batey

David Puttnam, president of the FDA, said Batey will be great missed by the organisation. “After 20 years of exceptional work at the helm of FDA, following his many successful years in the sector, it would have been quite wrong to attempt to dissuade him from seeking a new challenge elsewhere,” Puttnam commented....
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