New British Library Film

The British Library, the world’s largest library, has unveiled a new online film which sheds light on the unique resources available to aspiring and established filmmakers, directors, producers and screenwriters who are looking for inspiration, research, networking and business support.

As well as books, the film sector has free access to the library’s resources which includes:

. Sound recordings: radio, oral history, film music and soundscapes

. Moving image: 14,000 music videos, 9,000 TV programmes and news footage

. Networking opportunities through events with partners e.g. Sheffield Doc/Fest meet-ups

. Filming opportunities within the Library building (at a cost)

To coincide with this film The British Library is hosting an event on Saturday 29 March with acclaimed screenwriter, novelist and playwright Hanif Kureishi (My Beautiful Laundrette, Le Week-end) reflecting on his work in film. More details here: Hanif Kureishi – My Beautiful Film Career.

On Monday 31 Mar 2014 award-winning screenwriter and director Tony Grisoni (The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas) will share stories about his work and doing research for films. More details here: Inspiring filmmakers with Tony Grisoni

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