The state's role in British film finance: intervention or interference?

Butler, Tom (2008) The state's role in British film finance: intervention or interference? BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    This dissertation examines the precarious situation the British government finds itself in when intervening in the film industry, particularly when it comes to financial support. It covers the period of history spanning the post-World War Two era to the present day, split into chapters covering the seven decades. Using a range of relevant sources, both primary and secondary, I determine three key conflicts that the state faces when creating statutory measures of aid; the need for aid to be enabling versus the need for it to be protectionist, the state's desire to minimise investment whilst maximising output, and the longstanding need to protect the industry versus promoting the national culture. I found that more often than not the aid provided by the state was inadequate for the industry's needs and that the government found it difficult to satisfy both sides of the tensions mentioned previously. Sometimes it proves helpful, but mostly the industry suffers from state intervention.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Media and Performing Arts
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:48
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:14

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