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Reel news in the digital age: Framing Britain’s radical video-activists (2016)
Book Chapter
Presence, S. (2016). Reel news in the digital age: Framing Britain’s radical video-activists. In C. Mulloy, & Y. Tzioumakis (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Cinema and Politics, 103-111. Routledge

The most recent book-length study of radical British filmmaking, Margaret Dickinson’s Rogue Reels: Oppositional Film in Britain, 1945-90 (1999), ends by noting the emergence Undercurrents in 1994 as an example of the burgeoning use of video as a prop... Read More about Reel news in the digital age: Framing Britain’s radical video-activists.

Public film funding in the UK: The Corporate Welfare System and its Discontents (2016)
Book Chapter
Presence, S., & Newsinger, J. (in press). Public film funding in the UK: The Corporate Welfare System and its Discontents. In R. Teichmann, M. Karmasin, & P. Murschetz (Eds.), Public Funding for Film: Challenges, Purposes and International CasesSpringer-Verlag

The central argument of the chapter is that despite the now well-established and relatively substantial public funding systems for film production that exist in the UK, there is a lack of democratic scrutiny and accountability. Considerable public fu... Read More about Public film funding in the UK: The Corporate Welfare System and its Discontents.

Autonomy and dependency in two successful UK film and television companies: An analysis of RED Production Company and Warp Films (2016)
Journal Article
Presence, S., & Spicer, A. H. (2016). Autonomy and dependency in two successful UK film and television companies: An analysis of RED Production Company and Warp Films. Film Studies, 14(1), 5-31. https://doi.org/10.7227/FS.14.0002

This article analyses the production cultures of two film and television companies in the UK – RED Production and Warp Films – by discussing the companies’ formation and identity, aims and ethos, internal structures and their networks of external rel... Read More about Autonomy and dependency in two successful UK film and television companies: An analysis of RED Production Company and Warp Films.