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Tony Tenser was born in London in 1920; he had been involved with the British film industry since the age of twenty-five, when he became a trainee cinema manager for the Associated British Cinemas (ABC) chain (Hamilton 9).
It was taken over by the Associated British Cinemas (ABC) in October 1937, but only re-named the ABC in 1961.
A number of key factors began to impact upon the British film industry in the 1970s, specifically American funding and involvement, spiraling production costs and the emergence of a younger, entrepreneurial generation of directors, technicians and producers, who began to challenge the established duopoly of Associated British Cinemas (ABC) and The Rank Organization.