Magazine article Screen International

Live Cinema Report in the Works

Magazine article Screen International

Live Cinema Report in the Works

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Live Cinema UK is to carry out the first piece of national industry research on the live cinema industry, funded by Arts Council England Grants for the Arts.

The report, to be titled 'Live cinema in the UK, will aim to identify the economic value and impact of events such as Secret Cinema - film screenings accompanied by immersive theatre, live soundtracks or other experiential activity.

Surveying the industry as a whole alongside live cinema public audiences, the research is set to produce a searchable online database of projects, artists and exhibitors in a bid to encourage further collaboration between the film and arts sectors.

Artists including DJ Yoda, British Sea Power and Asian Dub Foundation will continue to a series of online videos covering their experiences of creating live music to film screening.

The film report will be published in May 2016 to coincide with the first International Live Cinema Symposium and the launch of the first academic journal issue dedicated to Live Cinema (Participations: Journal of Audience & reception Studies, Edited by Atkinson and Kennedy). …

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