Women’s Work in British Film and Television (1933-1989)

Women’s Work in British Film and Television: A History of Women in the British Film and Television Industries, 1933-1989. by Melanie Bell [1] This new project is a collaboration between the University of Newcastle (Melanie Bell, Principal Investigator), the De Montfort University (Vicky Ball, Co-Investigator) and BECTU, the Broadcasting, Entertainment, Cinematograph and Theatre Union. It is funded by the Arts and … Continue reading Women’s Work in British Film and Television (1933-1989)

Sheffield Film Co-op: Beginning, Being and Ending

Part 2 of a brief history of the SFC based on an interview with founding member Christine Bellamy by Angela Martin Like other women filmmakers working within the Women’s Liberation Movement, the four Sheffield women who had contributed to a series of radio programmes on women’s issues (Jenny Woodley, Christine Bellamy, Gill Booth and Barbara Fowkes), … Continue reading Sheffield Film Co-op: Beginning, Being and Ending

Kay Mander: Documentary Filmmaker and ‘Continuity Girl’ (1915-2013)

Recognising the extensive career of a documentary filmmaker who just happened to be a woman by Sarah Easen One of the many women working in the documentary sector in the 1940s and 1950s, Kay Mander, like most of her female contemporaries, has been little more than a footnote in documentary film histories despite her prolific contribution to the … Continue reading Kay Mander: Documentary Filmmaker and ‘Continuity Girl’ (1915-2013)