Buckingham, Spurling, Ribbon, Clapp added
The RAAM Cinema Awards, which fete high flyers in the U.K. and Irish film distribution biz, has added four industry execs to its advisory board.Joining the panel are Peter Buckingham, head of exhibition and distribution at the U.K. Film Council; Graham Spurling, director of Movies@Cinemas in Ireland; Justin Ribbons, managing director of Empire Cinemas; and Phil Clapp, CEO of the Cinema Exhibitors’ Assn. The board’s role is to approve awards criteria, categories and nominations and decide winners in the industry award categories. Other advisory board members are Roger Pollock, exec VP, Paramount Pictures Intl.; Trevor Green, joint managing director, Entertainment Film; Trish Long, VP-general manager, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Ireland; Tim Richards, CEO, Vue Entertainment; Steve Perrin, chief exec, U.K. Digital Funding Group; David Hancock, head of film and cinema, Screen Digest; and Tony Meehan, chairman of RAAM Management. Awards will be presented Feb. 3 in London.