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Film & Television Industries - Recommended Sources

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The official source of television viewing figures in the UK.

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Look at the weekend charts for box office information and statistics

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Use this site to find information about the British film industry, including current news. Link to the BFI Library to search its collections.

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Comprehensive digest of programme information which Channel 4 supplied to the press from 1982 - 2002. The information was digitised as part of the Channel 4 and British Film Culture Project

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A collection of archival documents relating to the films of over 150 major international directors. The resource also includes materials describing silent Soviet cinema.

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Search more than 600 reference books at once.  Results include definitions, longer explanations and images.  The Concept Map feature is useful for essay planning.

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Includes Film Industry Data and Music Industry Data resources, allowing you to see box office data and music trends within their social and cultural context.

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This resource includes digitised magazines from the early 20th Century. Sources include fan magazines such as Photoplay, global cinema magazines such as Pictures and Picturegoer and collections relating to radio broadcasting, technical cinema and law.

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A database of movie reviews and ratings.

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Access to more than a million statistics.

For more audio-visual resources, including the University of Portsmouth’s streamed media collection visit the Audio-visual resources web page.

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High quality production music for TV, film, advertising and corporate video. Pre-cleared for worldwide and multi-platform use.  Students should contact their course leaders in order to set up an account.

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The definitive guide to Britain's film and television industry.

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Watch UK TV programmes from 2007 onwards, including many films and useful documentaries.

Cinema history
cinematography, video production, film-making
Film criticism
Film, radio and television
films: sociology
scriptwriting: film
scriptwriting: television
television broadcasting
Television: entertainment media
television: sociology

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