Today sees the launch by Bloomsbury of The British Film Industry in 25 Careers, the latest book by Geoffrey Macnab. This is Macnab’s third collaboration with the FDA, following on from Delivering Dreams: A Century of Film Distribution and Stairways to Heaven: Rebuilding the British Film Industry.  

The book unveils the fascinating history of British film, through the stories of 25 remarkable mavericks, visionaries and outsiders all of whom have helped shape the sector. A host of industry individuals appear including David Puttnam, Betty Box, Richard Attenborough, Amma Assante, Efe Cakarel, Liz Wrenn, Hanif Kureishi, Alma Reville and Andy Whittaker.

The featured players all had different journeys to share and stories to tell. Yet what they all have in common is finding their own pathway into the British film business, often overcoming barriers of nationality, race, class and gender in order to do so.

Presenting a broad range of professionals from many different areas of the business, The British Film Industry in 25 Careers neatly balances historical material with contemporary interviews, ably demonstrating the burgeoning diversity and inclusivity of our film sector.  

The full press release is available here