Artificial Eye

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Curzon Artificial Eye
Industry Film distribution
Founded 1976
Founder Andi Engel[1]
Pamela Balfry[2]
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Key people
Louisa Dent (MD, Artificial Eye)
Philip Knatchbull (CEO, CAE) Tony Tabatznik (Chairman and majority owner, Curzon World)
Products Film
Parent Curzon World
Website Curzon Artificial Eye

Curzon Artificial Eye is a British film distributor, specialising in independent, foreign-language and art house films for cinema and home entertainment.[3]

The company was founded in 1976 by Andi Engel (11 November 1942 – 26 December 2006), a German-born film enthusiast, and his then wife, Pamela Balfry, who had a background working with Richard Roud at the London Film Festival. She became Curzon Artificial Eye's first managing director.[1][4]

Since 2006, Curzon Artficial Eye has been part of Curzon World, a group of companies in the film entertainment industry which also includes the Curzon chain of 11 cinemas plus eight joint venture cinemas,[5] video on demand service Curzon Home Cinema, the retail DVD distributor Fusion Media Sales, and horror film distributor Chelsea Films (launched in 2010).[6]

Curzon Artificial Eye releases some 20 new theatrical films and 30 DVD and Blu-ray titles in the UK each year, as well as digital releases via several platforms, such as iTunes and in-house Curzon Home Cinema.[6]


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