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Women behind the scenes in German cinema

Eleanor Halsall on women’s employment in German studios…

Colonies de vacances (holiday camps) for the children of French cinema employees

Sue Harris on getting a breath of fresh air in summertime…

Silence, ça tourne! The first sound shootings in French studios

Morgan Lefeuvre on the bizarre and often funny atmosphere of the first sound shootings in French studios…

Supporting feature: tubular scaffolding

Richard Farmer on how tubular scaffolding was a key innovation in British studios…

The Austro-German Connection: Italy’s Transnational Films and the UK

Carla Mereu Keating on attempts to establish a new commercial route for Italian films in the UK…

STUDIOTEC goes to SCMS

Read about our two panels at the SCMS conference 2021…

Cricket and British Studios

Richard Farmer reports on cricket teams and matches and the studios…

Black Narcissus and Pinewood

‘Film in Focus’ post by Sarah Street on filming Black Narcissus at Pinewood Studios…

Exit, pursued by a bear: Animals in film studios

Richard Farmer, Eleanor Halsall and Carla Mereu-Keating investigate the use of animals in British, German and Italian film studios…

Scruffy: Canine Star of British Studios

Richard Farmer and Sarah Street herald ‘Scruffy’, a lesser-known, adorable star of 1930s British cinema…

Waiting in the Studios

Morgan Lefeuvre discusses how working in French studios involved many hours of waiting around for things to happen…

Studio Architectures: Vistas and Visions

The STUDIOTEC team’s first workshop report on architectures and geographies…

Conversations about Studios

Sarah Street takes part in audio cast about new book on studios…

Making Italian cinema great again (and again): Founding ceremonies and inaugurations of Italy’s film studios (and their politics)

Carla Mereu Keating discusses key features of how Italy’s studios were founded and inaugurated, focussing on Cines, Cinecittà and Dinocittà…

Publicising the studio: Cigarette Cards – ‘How Films are Made’

This post by Richard Farmer details how British studios were publicised to the public in novel ways…

Eating in the Studios: Dining with the Stars?

As we research the many maps, plans, images and contemporary accounts of the studios it becomes clear that as well as being factories of film production they were complex social communities employing a large, varied workforce…

A Day at Denham

Sarah Street’s post describes how when Denham Studios opened in May 1936 it was hailed as Britain’s largest, most up-to-date film studio, celebrated as symptomatic of the revival of the British film industry…

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