13/11/2014 The Rise and Fall of the UK Film Council

Published: 14 November 2014

The Rise and Fall of the UK Film Council

Established in April 2000, the UKFC was the key strategic body responsible for supporting the film industry and film culture in Britain however in July 2010 the British Government made the decision to shut it down. 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 lecture by Prof Philip Schlesinger will examine how and why the objectives pursued by the UKFC changed over time and will ask what strategic lessons may be drawn from its overall experience.

Date: Thursday 13 November, 2014
Venue: Yudowitz Lecture Theatre, Wolfson Medical Building, University of Glasgow, G12 8QQ
Doors open: 5.30pm
Event begins: 6.00pm

First published: 14 November 2014