On Tuesday next week (April 29) anall-industry event will take place at the National Film Theatre to celebratethe life and work of Ken Rive, who died on December 30 at the age of 84.

His involvement in the filmindustry started at an early age when his father went to work in Germany as a cameraman and the young Ken appeared in several films, many of which were shown a few years agoas a retrospective at the Pordenone Film Festival

He founded Gala Film Distributorsin the mid-1950s, a company which introduced the British public for the veryfirst time to directors such as Truffaut and Bergman.

The celebration is hosted byMichael Grade who will introduce guest speakers including the Adrian Wootton, Alan Howden, and Alexander Walker. In addition aseries of clips will be shown to signify the body of work that he was involvedwith over the years.

The tribute will also be raisingfunds for the two charities that Ken Worked for over the years - The VarietyClub and the Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund(CTBF).

Tickets can be obtained directlyfrom Sandra Bradley at the CTBF.