British distrib CTE looks to make name as Carlton

Co restructuring sends Cooper, Jones up ladder

LONDON — Leading British distributor CTE is changing its name to Carlton Intl. The new name goes into effect today, 10 years after CTE was founded.

It follows last year’s restructuring of the company, which saw Rupert Dilnott Cooper step up to managing director and Philip Jones move to director of international relations.

“We believe that Carlton Intl. will have a greater impact internationally, deriving from and developing Carlton’s reputation for high-quality commercial programs, while being able to offer international customers the best of film and TV programming from our many clients,” said Dilnott Cooper.

CI represents around 9,000 hours of programming. These include product from sister company Carlton Television, one of the U.K.’s largest TV producers, and fare made by more than 200 other producers, including the British Broadcasting Corp., Oz’s Gannon Television and several British indies.

The company also holds rights to almost 1,500 movies. These include the Korda Collection and the catalogues of Romulus, Rank and Rohauer, known collectively as the Carlton Film Collection.

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