Verve, Dogwoof join U.K. distrib group


LONDON -- The U.K. Film Distributors' Assn. announced Thursday that Verve Pictures and Dogwoof Pictures are joining the association.

The two new recruits bring FDA membership to 20 companies, including 14 U.K. independents.

Verve Pictures has Douglas Mackinnon's "The Flying Scotsman" in current release and in the fall will release Jon Poll's new comedy, "Charlie Bartlett," starring Robert Downey Jr., Hope Davis and Anton Yelchin.

Dogwoof Pictures recently launched Nick and Marc Francis's documentary "Black Gold."

Said FDA chief executive Mark Batey: "In recent years, both Verve and Dogwoof have established themselves successfully in a crowded market place through innovative marketing and careful distribution of a wide range of specialized films. We are really delighted that they are joining FDA and look forward to their expert contributions to industry matters."