Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.
Network Analysis of Film  and TV Production in  North East England,       1971-2011              Jon Swords         Northu...
Search for the new... search        for success  “one of the besetting sins of creative industries policy-  making is its ...
Creative Industries in North       East England Much of the region’s creative industries are characterised as:   -   opera...
“There is no industry anymore…if Idon’t find a new project soon I’mmoving to Glasgow.”                                     ...
What’s happened?Why did it happened?What are the consequences?
Productions made (at least in part) in NEProductions involving NE based productioncompanies
Screen minutes for film and TV productions made in/by North East          4000                 TV                        S...
Screen minutes by location of production company          2500                   Originated in NE                   Origin...
Impacts of DeclineRegional firms 3.5x more likley to film locally“Very little creativity on set, mainly routinestasks and fe...
Moving beyond the region Bounded regional space of workers vs multi-scalar relational spaces of production networks “...th...
Skeletal Remains of        Project Ecologies“project ecologies denote relational space whichaffords the personal, organiza...
Visualising Project Ecologies                                                                                             ...
Split between film and TVKey  TV productions  Films                                 All data, 1971-2011
1980s           1990s                       2000sKey  TV productions  Films
2000-05             2006-11Key   TV productions   Films
Why is NE England      interesting?“Researchers have looked for creativity in fairlyobvious places...have found it there; ...
Next Stepswhat happens when creative industries go into decline?will other sectors be impacted?does a different kind of cr...
Network analysis of film and TV production in North East England, 1971-2011
Network analysis of film and TV production in North East England, 1971-2011
Network analysis of film and TV production in North East England, 1971-2011
Network analysis of film and TV production in North East England, 1971-2011
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Network analysis of film and TV production in North East England, 1971-2011

1,120 views

Published on

Presented at the RGS-IBG conference, Edinburgh, 4th July, 2012. Session: Historical Geographies of Creative Economies (http://conference.rgs.org/conference/sessions/View.aspx?heading=Y&session=0c092827-1c04-4347-8f55-a59746d5d7da)

  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Network analysis of film and TV production in North East England, 1971-2011

  1. 1. Network Analysis of Film and TV Production in North East England, 1971-2011 Jon Swords Northumbria University
  2. 2. Search for the new... search for success “one of the besetting sins of creative industries policy- making is its obsession with the new, its insistence that everything is ‘changed utterly,’ and its seeming ignorance, of its own history” (Knell, 2007)
  3. 3. Creative Industries in North East England Much of the region’s creative industries are characterised as: - operating self contained and regionally bounded working practices - being isolated cognitively and physically from creative hubs - using passive or serendipitous engagement strategies to engage non- locally - facing barriers to engage non-locally (Swords and Wray, 2010)
  4. 4. “There is no industry anymore…if Idon’t find a new project soon I’mmoving to Glasgow.” (Producer D)
  5. 5. What’s happened?Why did it happened?What are the consequences?
  6. 6. Productions made (at least in part) in NEProductions involving NE based productioncompanies
  7. 7. Screen minutes for film and TV productions made in/by North East 4000 TV Short films Film Feature films 3000Minutes 2000 1000 0 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  8. 8. Screen minutes by location of production company 2500 Originated in NE Originated outside NE 2000Minutes 1500 1000 500 0 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  9. 9. Impacts of DeclineRegional firms 3.5x more likley to film locally“Very little creativity on set, mainly routinestasks and fetching and carrying. Intensivecreative period is pre-production.” (Producer H)
  10. 10. Moving beyond the region Bounded regional space of workers vs multi-scalar relational spaces of production networks “...the key domains of finance, distribution and exhibition that exert a massive influence on the organizational structures and geography of the industry.” (Coe and Johns, 2004: 188)
  11. 11. Skeletal Remains of Project Ecologies“project ecologies denote relational space whichaffords the personal, organizational, and institutionalresources for performing projects. This relationalspace encompasses social layers on multiple scales,from the micro-level of interpersonal networks to themeso-level of wider institutional settings.” (Grabher and Ibert, 2010: 176)
  12. 12. Visualising Project Ecologies Tony Abrahams Peter Joly gillian garner WORLD WIDE INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION Keith Spark Angus Newton Jane Lewis Jimmy Garrett Ray Townsend Paul Reynolds Karen Mc Kinlay Gordon Hann Jim Will John Mason Bob Dixon IV des whelan Alison Daglish maria walker Annie Wotton Herby Newton John Hughes danny longhurst Alan Sharp Bob Dial Chris Abrahams FESTIVAL FILMS Cliff Burr Tim Putnam Paul Van Der Weele Tyne Tees Television Jimmy Mc Gill Tracey Malone Jamie Mc Phee David Seaton Gavin Millar Jenny Shircore The Dwelling Place Shuna Harwood Chris Allies John Hooper Gillian Zali Bob Bridges Jill Forbes Christine Llewellyn Reeve John Haynes Liz Vincent Fernie Michael Mc Garrigle Paul Sadourian Annie Penn Ray Burridge David Medlycott ray marshall Corrina Bonicelli Benjamin Greenacre Susie Bruffin Richard King nael abbas nadia el-saffar colin towns Tony Ginnelly Nic Grant Keith Richardson don bell Steven Leadbitter catherine cookson ashley wilkinson Gary Crumpton FESTIVAL FILM & TELEVISION PRODUCTION A Dinner of Herbs
  13. 13. Split between film and TVKey TV productions Films All data, 1971-2011
  14. 14. 1980s 1990s 2000sKey TV productions Films
  15. 15. 2000-05 2006-11Key TV productions Films
  16. 16. Why is NE England interesting?“Researchers have looked for creativity in fairlyobvious places...have found it there; and havetheorised about cities, creative industries andurban transformations as if their subsequentmodels or logic were universally relevanteverywhere.” (Gibson, 2010: 3)
  17. 17. Next Stepswhat happens when creative industries go into decline?will other sectors be impacted?does a different kind of creativity emerge?firms learn and adapt?do job search strategies change?where to workers go?if they leave, will the return in the future?in how people market themselves?do people disassociate themselves with the region?is there a link with decline in other sectors?

×