|Redbus Film Distribution Ltd, the UK based film distribution company,
was named the fastest growing company in the UK according to the Sunday
Times 2003 Fast Track 100, sponsored by Microsoft, Price Waterhouse
and Virgin Atlantic.
Redbus Film Distribution is a 100 per cent owned subsidiary of Redbus
plc, the entertainment and media group based in London.
RFD has established itself as one of the leading independent film
distributors in the UK. In the last two years alone it has had box
office hits with Bend it like Beckham, Jeepers Creepers, The
Mothman Prophecies, The Gift, Cabin Fever and Welcome
“We are delighted by this recognition and proud that we are
one of the very few British film companies that are not only profitable
but making a mark on the UK business landscape as a whole”,
commented Redbus plc Chief Executive Simon Franks.
“We are determined to grow Redbus plc into one of the UK’s
largest entertainment and media groups and remain convinced that
Redbus Film Distribution will not be the only one of our companies
to appear on future Fast Track 100 lists” continued Mr Franks.
For the 2003 Fast Track 100 results please visit:
Notes to editor
About Redbus plc
Redbus is an entertainment and media group based in the UK, with
• Filmed Entertainment
Outdoor Advertising & Broadcast
• Online based entertainment
• Intellectual Property Licensing
The Company's foundations are in filmed entertainment via the 100
per cent owned Redbus Film Distribution, Redbus Pictures and Redbus
Building on its success in Filmed Entertainment, the Company established operations
outside of film with a media focus that leverage Redbus’ entrepreneurial
approach and the resources it has available.
About Redbus Film Distribution Ltd
Redbus Filmed Entertainment is one of the largest integrated independent
film groups in Europe. The Filmed Entertainment division is 100 per
cent owned by Redbus and comprises:
• Redbus Distribution Limited (RFD), one of the most successful independent
film distribution companies in the UK which has a library of over
• Redbus Pictures, the production entity of the Filmed Entertainment
Group, responsible for such hits as Bend it Like Beckham
• Redbus Home Entertainment, the DVD and VHS unit
Redbus takes a disciplined and integrated approach to feature film
production and distribution via a combination of astute acquisitions,
bold and innovative marketing and creative tax-shelter arrangements,
which has yielded a strong track record in acquiring, producing
and distributing profitable films.
For more information
Ali King - Redbus
0207 299 8834