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Documentary maker who battled sexism in the film industry of postwar Britain and went on to work in continuity
The pioneering film-maker Kay Mander, who has died aged 98, was a member of the British documentary movement and began directing during the second world war, making training films and social documentaries for the Ministry of Information. In 1944, she established her own production company, Basic Films, and like many of her male contemporaries attempted to break into feature films after the war. But she struggled to find directing jobs and spent the rest of her long career in continuity.
Born in Hull, east Yorkshire, Mander grew up in Paris, later boarding at Queenwood ladies' college, in Eastbourne, East Sussex. After leaving school, she moved to Berlin, where her father was employed as an accountant. While working as a receptionist at an international film congress in 1935, she met British film-makers who suggested she »
- Sarah Easen
Agent Scully actress will use her 'ingrained knowledge and rhythm' for Sf to pen multi-volume EarthEnd Saga
Anderson has been signed up by American publisher Simon & Schuster to pen the EarthEnd Saga series, together with co-writer Jeff Rovin. The first novel in her series, A Vision of Fire, will focus on a child psychiatrist who treats children traumatised by war or natural disasters, and who comes across a "uniquely troubled" young girl.
"Over the course of spending time and helping her and investigating the origins of the girl's trauma, [the psychiatrist] begins to realise that the girl's behaviour is tied to much greater forces in the universe, and as the story unfolds, she must prevent destruction on a grand scale, »
- Alison Flood
Not content with being magnificent in the BBC’s The Fall, Gillian Anderson is now returning to Sci-fi but this time as a writer. She’s currently working on a book series called the EarthEnd Saga, which is a collaboration with co-writer Jeff Rovin.
Simon & Schuster have put together a new imprint that’s set to cover all literary and speculative fiction across every genre. It’s named Simon451, which is a lovely nod to legendary author Ray Bradbury’s dystopian/sci-fi classic Fahrenheit 451. The first book in Anderson and Rovin’s series is A Vision Of Fire and will be published in October.
Anderson had this to say about the process:
“It’s been a fantastic experience. I enjoy writing, but don’t usually allow myself the time, and I don’t think I’d ever think to write something in this genre without the prodding of someone like Jeff. »
- Dan Bullock
3 items from 2014
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