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British Women Film Directors in the New Millennium

Authors: Hockenhull, Stella

  • Examines the variety of work produced by women film directors within the industry
  • Discusses production, distribution and exhibition of female directors' work
  • Features discussion of the various diversity funding opportunities available since 2000
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This book focuses on the output of women film directors in the period post Millennium when the number of female directors working within the film industry rose substantially. Despite the fact that nationally and internationally women film directors are underrepresented within the industry, there is a wealth of talent currently working in Britain. During the early part of the 2000s, the UKFC instigated policies and strategies for gender equality and since then the British Film Institute has continued to encourage diversity. British Women Directors in the New Millennium therefore examines the production, distribution and exhibition of female directors’ work in light of policy. The book is divided into two sections: part one includes a historical background of women directors working in the twentieth century before discussing the various diversity funding opportunities available since 2000. The second part of the book examines the innovation, creativity and resourcefulness of British female film directors, as well as the considerable variety of films that they produce, selecting specific examples for analysis in the process.    

About the authors

Stella Hockenhull is a Reader in Film and Television Studies at the University of Wolverhampton. She is co-director of the Research Centre for Film, Media, Discourse and Culture and is widely published in the field of British cinema. Her published works include Aesthetics and Neo-Romanticism in Film: Landscapes in Contemporary British Cinema (2013) and Neo-Romantic Landscapes: An Aesthetic Approach to the Films of Powell and Pressburger (2008).

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Hockenhull, Stella

    Pages 1-30

  • Women and British Cinema Funding: From the UKFC to Creative England

    Hockenhull, Stella

    Pages 31-58

  • Women Directors and Documentary Cinema

    Hockenhull, Stella

    Pages 59-108

  • Women Directors and Poetic Realism

    Hockenhull, Stella

    Pages 109-148

  • Popular Cinema from a Female Perspective

    Hockenhull, Stella

    Pages 149-186

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-48992-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-48991-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
British Women Film Directors in the New Millennium
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-48992-0
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-48992-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-48991-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 264
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 illustrations in colour
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