This collection of essays is one of two special journal issues originating from the “Doing Women's Film and Television Histories III” international conference, which took place at the Phoenix Cinema in Leicester, England, in May 2016.1 This third conference of the Women's Film and Television History Network: UK/Ireland was organized by members of the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)–funded project “A History of Women in the British Film and Television Industries, 1933–1989,” in collaboration with members of the Cinema and Television History Centre (CATH) at De Montfort University. The central theme of this third conference, “structures of feeling,” derived from the work of Raymond Williams on social change, and commemorated the fortieth anniversary of the 1975 publication Patterns of Discrimination against Women in the Film and Television Industries by the Association of Cinematograph, Television and Allied Technicians (ACTT) union's Committee of Equality.2 This watershed report was...
Editors' Introduction: Gendered Patterns of Discrimination in the Creative Industries
Vicky Ball is a senior lecturer in cinema and television histories at De Montfort University, Leicester. She is a co-investigator on the AHRC-funded project “A History of Women in the British Film and Television Industries, 1933–1989.” She has published articles on gender and British television drama, and is currently writing a book about British female ensemble drama (Manchester University Press, 2021). She is a member of the Committee of the Women's Film and Television History Network: UK/Ireland.
Laraine Porter is a reader in film studies at De Montfort University, Leicester. She is the principal investigator on the four-year AHRC-funded project “British Silent Cinema and the Transition to Sound,” and a founder-director of the British Silent Film Festival, which has been running since 1998. Her main research interest is silent cinema, with a specific focus on women's contributions across the spectrum of the industry, from production to distribution, exhibition, performance, and the technologies of sound. She has published on silent cinema music, cinema and World War I, British silent cinema's transition to sound, and women musicians in silent cinema.
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Vicky Ball, Laraine Porter; Editors' Introduction: Gendered Patterns of Discrimination in the Creative Industries. Feminist Media Histories 1 October 2018; 4 (4): 1–7. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2018.4.4.1
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