New additions in last three weeks are uConnect, Altitude, StudioCanal and Park Circus, leading to the largest ever membership roster for the sales industry group.

Film Export UK has a new record number of 32 members, after adding four new companies in the last three weeks: uConnect, Altitude, StudioCanal and Park Circus.

The trade body for independent film sales companies with UK offices is now celebrating its fifth anniversary.

“We have more members today than at any previous time”, said the association’s Chair, Stephen Kelliher [pictured], “and in the last few weeks we have been joined by new entrants like Altitude and uConnect as well as by more familiar names like StudioCanal and Park Circus.”

Many of its members augment sales functions with complementary activities in film finance, facilities, distribution and production. Kelliher adds: “our members are resourceful and multi-talented so experienced poducers know that a strong relationship with a good sales company is the best way to close the financing of their films and to recover investment.”

The group is organising the UK Film Centre umbrella stand in Toronto for the second year, with support from UK Trade & Investment and the BFI.