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25 May 2023 - 25 May 2023

10:00AM - 11:30AM

Online Via Zoom

  • FREE

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The Durham-BFI Partnership, in conjunction with Bloomsbury Publishing, will be offering a publishing masterclass aimed at anyone working on film and seeking to learn more about publishing opportunities in the field.

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The masterclass will be led by Rebecca Barden. Rebecca is Senior Publisher, Visual Arts at Bloomsbury Publishing.  She was previously Head of Publishing at the BFI and has worked for publishers including Routledge and Palgrave Macmillan. In her current role, Rebecca leads on the publishing partnership with the BFI and is also Project Director of Screen Studies, Bloomsbury's digital resource for moving image studies.


10.00: introductions and welcome

10.10-10.45: Presentation by Rebecca Barden, including:

  • Showcase of recent titles
  • The BFI-Bloomsbury context: editorial policy, series, preferred subjects, target audiences
  • How to pitch a title
  • The peer reviewing and editorial process
  • Benefits of publishing with BFI-Bloomsbury

10.45-11.00: questions from the audience

11.00-11.20: Spotlight on PGRs and ECRs (‘early career researchers’), looking at the specific issues of turning a PhD into a book, in an age of institutional, open-access electronic repositories of PhDs.

11.20-11.30: questions from the audience.