Bloomsbury has been appointed as the publishing partner of the British Film Institute (BFI), tasked with developing and managing its publishing programme.
Bloomsbury and the BFI will work together to disseminate BFI books and the organisation's brand globally, whilst exploring new initiatives in digital publishing. The publisher will be responsible for commissioning, production, global sales, marketing, publicity and distribution of BFI Publishing books worldwide.
BFI Publishing’s programme includes trade-focused series such as the flagship BFI Film Classics, student resources such as The Cinema Book, and innovative scholarly works including the award-winning Cultural Histories of Cinema series.
A spokesperson for the BFI said: "Bloomsbury’s unique position as a trade and academic publisher aligns perfectly with the BFI Publishing programme and the BFI’s strategic goals, to engage with young and diverse audiences, and to help develop the next generation of British film talent. Bloomsbury also has strong relationships with academic institutions and booksellers all over the world and can extend the reach and awareness of BFI Publishing to students and scholars, as well as the global film and television community."
Bloomsbury also has an established film and media list which "perfectly complements" the BFI programme, and has recently launched a digital resource for moving image studies, Screen Studies.
Rob Winter, head of publishing at the BFI, said the organisation was "incredibly pleased and excited" to be working with Bloomsbury.
Jenny Ridout, global head of academic publishing at Bloomsbury, added: “We are delighted to be working with fellow colleagues at the BFI, along with BFI authors, customers and readers to develop new directions, global audiences and exciting digital initiatives for the list. We look forward to a strong creative collaboration, and a shared sense of commitment, values and purpose.”