The UK Cinema Association has joined forces with 20th Century Fox on a national programme of preview screenings of the upcoming Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children in support of the National Film and Television School.
The previews, to be shown at over 400 cinemas around the UK on Thursday 29 September, will raise at least £100,000 towards supporting new talent at the School.
A specially-commissioned short film featuring NFTS staff and graduates will be shown before the preview to highlight the creative talent from the film school that went into the making of Miss Peregrine, and to thank the audience for their support.
Welcoming this news, Cameron Saunders, Managing Director of Twentieth Century Fox, said:
“I’m delighted UK cinemas chose to partner with 20th Century Fox to raise funds for new NFTS scholarships, enabling more peculiars from all walks of life to deliver their creative potential.”
UK Cinema Association Chief Executive Phil Clapp added:
“We are delighted to be working with Fox to launch this special preview to raise funds for the National Film and Television School. For over forty years and more, films involving graduates from the NFTS have entertained many millions of UK cinema-goers and it is therefore only right that the sector gives something back in recognition.”
In recognition of its support, the Association is becoming an NFTS ‘Key Partner Sponsor’ and will work with the school’s board, tutors and students to support a wide variety of new initiatives to embed exhibition practice within the school including a new Marketing, Distribution, Sales and Exhibition MA. The Association will also award two scholarships to MA students to support them through their two-year courses.
Preview tickets can be purchased from participating cinemas at www.staypeculiar.co.uk.
A full copy of the press notice can be found here