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Drawing on interviews with leading film executives, politicians and industry stakeholders including all of the UKFC's chairs (Alan Parker, Stewart Till and Tim Bevan) and its CEO John Woodward, this book provides an empirically grounded analysis of the rise and unexpected fall of the UK Film Council, the key strategic body responsible for supporting film in the UK for over a decade. As well as offering a critical overview of the political, policy and technological contexts which framed the organisation's creation, existence and eventual demise, the book provides a probing analysis of the tensions between national and global interests in an increasingly transnational film industry, not least underlining how both US and EU interests and pressures have played themselves out.
|Publication date:||18th August 2015|
|Author:||Gillian Doyle, Philip Schlesinger, Raymond Boyle, Ms. Lisa W. Kelly|
|Publisher:||Edinburgh University Press|
|Categories:||Film theory & criticism, Media studies,|
Gillian Doyle is Professor of Media Economics and Director of the Centre for Cultural Policy Research (CCPR) at the University of Glasgow. Philip Schlessinger is Professor and Academic Director of the Centre for Cultural Policy Research at the University of Glasgow. Raymond Boyle is Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Culture Policy Research at the University of Glasgow. Lisa W Kelly is former Research Associate at the Centre for Cultural Policy Research at the University of Glasgow.More About Gillian Doyle, Philip Schlesinger, Raymond Boyle, Ms. Lisa W. Kelly