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19/07/2007

Hoegh Joins UK Film Council Board

Thomas Hoegh, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Arts Alliance, has joined the UK Film Council’s board.
His appointment is for four years and starts with immediate effect.
Hoegh brings investment and entrepreneurial experience to the UK Film Council’s which announced in April new funding and policy priorities for film to meet opportunities offered by digital technology.
Arts Alliance is an investment organisation that supports innovative companies that typically have a technology angle. It has invested in more than 40 private media and entertainment companies in Europe including cinemas, production studios, a film school, digital distribution network, mobile and in-store media businesses.
Arts Alliance Media (AAM) is Europe’s leading provider of digital film distribution services, dedicated to building a European digital network to deliver film to the cinema, to the home and between industry players through its Vizumi and other white-label partner sites.
AAM was awarded the contract in 2005 by the UK Film Council to set-up the world’s first Digital Screen Network which comprises 240 screens across the UK.
Hoegh sits on the boards of the following film related companies: LOVEFiLM; City Screen; Inlive Interactive; the Metropolitan Film School and Slingshot. He also produces and directs large-scale outdoor multimedia performances.
Stewart Till, CBE, UK Film Council chairman said: "Anyone who has met Thomas will know that he will bring to the Board incredible intelligence about, and insights into, the film industry's future."
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