RepositoryBill Douglas Centre Archives (GB 2869)
Ref NoBDC 5/6
Alt Ref NoBox 6
Extent1 box
TitleJames Mackay papers: screenplays and financial documents
DescriptionThe majority of content of this box is material from the early 1980s relating to Dark Pictures Ltd, an early production company of James Mackay. There are a number of files with correspondence about costings, bookings and sales of films the company represents including Derek Jarman's 'In the Shadow of the Sun' and 'T.G: Psychic Rally in Heaven', the first projects that Mackay worked on with Jarman.

There is also a green plastic file of entry forms for film festivals for 1981, files containing bank and tax documents for the company, 1981-1984, and a series of blue folders for Jul 1982, labelled as follows:

Purchase for entry, 02.7.82 [1982]
VAT, 02.7.82
Dark Pictures - In, 02.7.82
Purchase, 02.7.82
Corporation tax, 06.7.82
Sales invoices for entry, 02.7.82
Pending, 02.7.82
Bank account, 02.7.82
Co. formation, 02.7.82

Inside a loose leaf file labelled 'Scripts' are two screenplays by George Stamkoski titled 'Sex in the Divided City' and 'Lift (working title)' [some of which is in German], the latter is dated 1982. There is also a [diary entry] 'The shooting of Werner Schroeter's 'Day of the Idiots' in Prague', 1981. While there is no author named, George Stamkoski appeared as an actor in the film.

Additionally, a number of blue plastic wallets contain a screenplay for 'Ein Schluck Vom Kuchen' by George stamkoski and Joerg Ziesemer and a proposal for a 'Video project by E.G. Music and Dark Pictures' involving Derek Jarman, 1981. There is also a scene breakdown which is presumably related to the project.

The two large box files labelled 'Pansy Scripts' contain copies of a screenplay titled 'Pansy', a few copies also have an alternative name of 'Bliss' included, written by Derek Jarman and Malcom Suthrland, 1991 [ NB it does not appear as though this film was ever actually made].
LanguageEnglish, German
Access StatusOpen
Creator_NameMackay; James (1954- ); producer
Dark Pictures Ltd
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