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Archive for January, 2012

TV & Cinema Relations: The Cold War Era

January 27th, 2012
With the recently published Film Policy Review advocating greater investment in film on the part of broadcasters (see Variety), it seems like a good opportunity to take a look back at the history of cinema/TV relations, starting with the 1950s. This was an era in which the medium of television was in its ascendancy. The [...]

For Want of a Cultural Film Policy

January 11th, 2012
Ahead of a visit to Pinewood Studios today, David Cameron has said that the film industry should support “commercially successful pictures”, in an attempt to prejudge the findings of Lord Smith’s review into the Government’s film policy, due out on Monday. To quote Mike Wayne (writing in 2002 in the print-defunct magazine Filmwaves, which has [...]

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I believe it is the essence of the creative function that at the top the managerial and editorial responsibilities should be combined. It’s a mistake to feel that, when you get to the top, you must leave your creative instincts behind you. — Jeremy Isaacs, “Profile: TV’s Fourth Man”, Laurence Marks, The Observer, 5th October 1980.