Screen industry collaboration: The Knock - producing fiction with Creative England / BFI

Webb, Dominique (2018) Screen industry collaboration: The Knock - producing fiction with Creative England / BFI. Media Practice and Education . ISSN 2574-1136

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Using a case study of independent film, this article explores the identity and working practices of the academic film producer, examining the relationship with both industry and academia. For the practitioner / academic, a complex set of conditions are to be negotiated in order to succeed in producing drama alongside academic duties as the two-way focus challenges the market demands of drama production. Non-commercial funding sources enable independent filmmakers authentic routes to finance and distribution deals with government agencies, however diminishing finance and regularly changing criteria results, at times in selective funding in a postcode lottery.
Students benefit from the practitioner /academic by gaining valuable skills and knowledge through real industry experience in the age of employability. However, the paper examines whether this is at the expense of experimentation and sufficient study of critical thinking, in industry driven curricula.

Keywords:Film producing, film education, practitioner academics, student experience
Subjects:P Mass Communications and Documentation > P313 Film Production
Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Film & Media > Lincoln School of Film & Media (Film)
ID Code:30930
Deposited On:07 Mar 2018 10:50

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