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Organising counter-cultures: Challenges of structure, organisation and sustainability in the Independent Filmmakers Association and the Radical Film Network (2019)
Journal Article
Presence, S. (2019). Organising counter-cultures: Challenges of structure, organisation and sustainability in the Independent Filmmakers Association and the Radical Film Network. Screen, 60(3), 428-448. https://doi.org/10.1093/screen/hjz022

The Independent Filmmakers Association (IFA) was formed in London in 1974 to represent the various strands of predominantly leftist and experimental independent filmmaking in post-war Britain. For the next fifteen years, the IFA played a key role in... Read More about Organising counter-cultures: Challenges of structure, organisation and sustainability in the Independent Filmmakers Association and the Radical Film Network.

Freelance networks, trade unions and below-the-line solidarity in regional film and television clusters: An interview with the Bristol editors network (2019)
Journal Article
Presence, S. (2019). Freelance networks, trade unions and below-the-line solidarity in regional film and television clusters: An interview with the Bristol editors network. Journal of British Cinema and Television, 16(2), 233-249. https://doi.org/10.3366/jbctv.2019.0470

This article consists of an introduction and extended interview transcript conducted with several members of the Bristol Editors’ Network (BEN), an organization established in May 2015 to support the large community of editors that work in and around... Read More about Freelance networks, trade unions and below-the-line solidarity in regional film and television clusters: An interview with the Bristol editors network.

The finance and production of independent film and television in the United Kingdom: A critical introduction (2017)
Book Chapter
Presence, S. (2017). The finance and production of independent film and television in the United Kingdom: A critical introduction. In A. H. Spicer, R. Puijk, & E. Bakoy (Eds.), Building Successful and Sustainable Film and Television Businesses: A Cross-National Perspective, 247-269. Intellect

This chapter provides a critical introduction to the finance and production of independent film and television production in the UK. Film, long considered entertainment rather than art, continues to suffer from low levels of public funding, and the m... Read More about The finance and production of independent film and television in the United Kingdom: A critical introduction.