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Archive for June, 2011

Emerging talent (Part 1)

June 14th, 2011
In the wake of the interest around Film4 productions such as Richard Ayoade’s Submarine and Joe Cornish’s Attack the Block, a recent Guardian article by Jane Graham identifies what she sees as a trend of innovative films made by “industry outsiders with little or no formal training [in filmmaking]”. According to Graham, the forays of [...]

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The University of Portsmouth's Channel 4 project is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and run in partnership with the British Universities Film and Video Council.
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The day that Channel 4 goes on the air will be a good day, but not the best day. The best day will come after that, sometime years after that, when Channel 4 is seen to have made a distinctive contribution to the scope, tone, and voice of British television. — Jeremy Isaacs, (quoted in Hobson 2008: 1)