Park Circus Films has joined the UK's Film Distributors' Association (FDA), the trade body of UK theatrical distributors.

The Glasgow-based company is the UK's only commercial distributor specialising in classic films. It becomes the FDA's 18th member and one of 12 indies on the FDA Council.

'As the UK market develops and digital delivery becomes more widespread, we believe there's an important opportunity for young and old audiences alike to experience classic films restored to their finest on the big screen,' Park Circus co-founder and joint-managing director Nick Varley said. 'We felt this was the right time for us to join the trade association, where the generic issues affecting our sector and shaping the industry may be debated.'

FDA chief executive Mark Batey added: 'Park Circus has quickly become synonymous with quality classic films and continues to expand its services to rights holders and exhibitors. We salute Park Circus's passionate commitment to growing today's cinema audience and are sure its management team will make a strong contribution to FDA activities.'

Park Circus was established in 2003 and represents theatrical rights to a library of more than 2,000 titles from Granada International and 4,000 titles from MGM /UA. Its 2007 releases include Prick Up Your Ears, Last Tango In Paris and Henry V.