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Curzon and MUBI join the British Association for Screen Entertainment & DEGI: The Digital Entertainment Group International

Today, with immediate effect, Curzon and MUBI become the newest hybrid members of the British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE) & DEGI: The Digital Entertainment Group International.

They join the dynamic community of BASE and DEGI, uniting with more than eighty-five organisations dedicated to promoting growth and ensuring success in the home entertainment industry, across the UK and international territories.

Curzon is a leader in film exhibition, distribution, production, and on-demand streaming. With over 40 years’ experience in independent film distribution, Curzon boasts a library of over 400 critically acclaimed films by some of the world’s greatest directors.

MUBI is a global streaming service, production company, and film distributor dedicated to bringing great cinema to audiences all over the world. The company is one of the UK’s leading independent film distributors with recent theatrical releases including Charlotte Wells’ BAFTA-winning AFTERSUN, Sofia Coppola’s PRISCILLA, Molly Manning Walker’s HOW TO HAVE SEX and Wim Wenders’ PERFECT DAYS.

Curzon and MUBI join other recent new members, including Amazon Prime Video, Futuresource Consulting, Omdia, Silk Factory and Vobile at a pivotal moment in Home Entertainment, fuelled by collaboration, conversation, ongoing change, and rapid growth within the industry.

Damian Spandley, Managing Director Programme & Sales at Curzon said: “The team at Curzon are excited to be joining BASE and DEGI. We have invested heavily in our home entertainment offer in recent years, especially with our line of premium box set collections from the world’s best directors, alongside a diverse digital offering. We look forward to benefiting from the insights and events programme membership provides.”

Jon Barrenechea, VP of Distribution at MUBI said: “We are delighted to become the latest member of both BASE and DEGI. As a global streaming service, production company and film distributor, MUBI has an important and unique position in the Home Entertainment industry, and we look forward to working with BASE, DEGI, and our fellow members to bring more ambitious films by visionary filmmakers to audiences across the world.”

Liz Bales, Chief Executive at BASE and DEGI said: “It’s an honour to welcome Curzon and MUBI as members at a time when the UK production and distribution of independent and arthouse film is very much in the spotlight. Reflective on the evolution of Home Entertainment, we have been expanding our services and tailoring insight programmes to provide added value and relevance for all members, including those operating in the independent sector. From rich insights to collaborative commercial ventures, we drive a rolling growth agenda addressing the issues that matter most and have the biggest impact on sector success. Working with Curzon and Mubi to shape the conversation and co-create the deliverables of BASE and DEGI will strengthen our impact, and we hope to do much to support and champion their critical contribution to Home Entertainment and beyond.”

BASE and DEGI membership, open to all sector stakeholders, encompasses various participants, including major film distributors, independent film studios, content creators, commercial entities, creative production agencies, insight providers, digital service providers, and regulatory partners and associations.

Membership offers exclusive benefits like a robust lineup of insight programs, events, and growth opportunities. Members also gain automatic entry to the forthcoming DEG Roadshow, visiting Paris, Stockholm, London, and Berlin this year, and receive discounted rates for tickets to the BASE Awards 2024.

To become a member of BASE or DEGI, or find out more about our partnerships and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Louise Kean-Wood at [email protected]

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