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The ‘Cultural Burden’: regional film policy and practice in England

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posted on 2011-06-13, 13:56 authored by Jack Newsinger
This article looks at the development of film policy and practice in the English regions. It asks: how has the ‘territorialization’ of film policy and funding affected regional modes of film production? And further, how is film as a cultural practice manifested in contemporary regional film production? The article is divided into two sections. The first outlines the development of regional film policy and practice from the 1970s, paying particular attention to the model of regional filmmaking that emerged from the film workshop movement and the changes in regional film policy instituted by the New Labour government since 1997. After this broad historical framework has been established, the second section analyzes regional film policy and practice through a case study of the East Midlands region. It is argued that, while ideas concerning cinema as a cultural practice are still present at a rhetorical level, commercial interests have become ascendant in regional film funding policy, restricting the space for creative autonomy that once defined regional production sectors.

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Journal of Media Practice, 2009, 10 (1), pp. 39-56

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Journal of Media Practice

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Intellect

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1468-2753

Available date

2011-06-13

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http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Article,id=6271/

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This is the author’s final draft of the paper published as Journal of Media Practice, 2009, 10 (1), pp. 39-56.The final published version is available at http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Article,id=6271/, doi: 10.1386/jmpr.10.1.39/1.

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