RepositoryBill Douglas Centre Archives (GB 2869)
Ref NoBDC 5/37/4
Alt Ref NoMackay part 2; 2/7
ExtentOne File
TitlePapers relating to Frameline festival
DescriptionThis file contains:

Correspondence between James Mackay and Frameline, the San Francisco International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, including (of particular note):

Correspondence about royalties;
1993 festival press release, detailing the successes of the festival (including a 30% increase in attendance); Richard Glatzer's 'Grief' winner of Best Feature;
Correspondence regarding the premiering of 'Blue' at the festival
Newspaper clipping about the London Film Festival;
Letter from Steve Farrer including CV, a 'gay structuralist' filmmaker;
Correspondence between James Mackay and Peter Ratcliffe (of Basilisk) regarding a number of issues including films by Steve Farrer and Rachel Finkelstein; most of these faxes contain numbered points regarding very particular queries;
James Mackay's music video filmography;
Letter from Peter Ratcliffe to James Mackay regarding 'Blue''s nomination for Best Production at tthe Sony Radio Awards (1994);
Programme list for the US Premiere of 'Projections and Other British Music Videos', a 'free two-hour program of exceptional music videos and films from Britain, all directed (or co-directed) by Derek Jarman, and selected by James Mackay.' (shown at Moby Dicks Bar in the Castro, San Francisco, 1994);
Correspondence between James Mackay and Mark Finch, Festival Director, regarding programming for an event during the festival similar to the one detailed about; including a draft for the general introduction, entitled 'Left To Our Own Devices: A Producer's Account of Independent Cinema in the UK';
Further correspondence between Finch and Mackay regarding programming dates and times and other specific queries (including travel arrangements and logistical matters);
A letter from Mackay to Finch mentioning 'Blue''s win of the Best Drama Production Award at the Sony Radio Awards;
A letter from Mackay to Finch thanking him for the success of the 1994 festival;
List of accredited guests for the 18th San Francisco International Lesbian And Gay Film Festival;
Correspondence from Nancy Fishman, Distribution Director of Frameline, announcing her leaving the company because of downsizing;
Press release for the 1995 SF festival, announcing Marcus Hu the winner of the Frameline Award, attached to correspondence between Boone Nguyen, Director of Programming at Frameline, and James Mackay;
1994 Royalty Statement;
A letter from James Mackay to Tess Martin, executive director of Frameline, regarding his dismay at the removal of Boone Nguyen; Mackay details his belief in the 'considerable advantage in allowing someone young, and still with a sense of adventure, to hold the programme reins of the festival';
Photocopies of audience ballots with comments about 'Glitterbug'.
FormatPrinted material
Access StatusOpen
Creator_NameMackay; James (1954- ); producer
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