Nigel Green, joint managing director of Entertainment Film Distributors, and Stephen Knibbs, senior vice president of UCI Cinemas, have joined the board of UK support body the Film Council.

The council, which administers around£50 million a year in public money, was criticised for not having a distributor or an exhibitor on its board when it formed two years ago.

Green and Knibbs have joined for an initial three year term. They replace two outgoing directors, Colin Leventhal and Charles Denton.