The Rise and Fall of the UK Film Council

Doyle, G. , Schlesinger, P. , Boyle, R. and Kelly, L. (2015) The Rise and Fall of the UK Film Council. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh. ISBN 9780748698233 (doi: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748698233.001.0001)

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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 differing sectoral interests, commercial and cultural agendas, and between national and global interests in an increasingly transnational film industry.

Item Type:Books
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Doyle, Professor Gillian and Boyle, Professor Raymond and Kelly, Dr Lisa and Schlesinger, Professor Philip
Authors: Doyle, G., Schlesinger, P., Boyle, R., and Kelly, L.
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Theatre Film and TV Studies
Publisher:Edinburgh University Press
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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
581521UK Film Council: A Case Study of Film Policy in Transition.Gillian DoyleArts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)AH/J00457X/1CCA - THEATRE FILM AND TV STUDIES