MacPherson, R. (2015). Peripheral visions? Alternative film in a stateless nation. In C. Atton (Ed.), The Routledge Companion to Alternative and Community Media, 268-277. Routledge
Scotland is a small, stateless nation whose mainstream media and national cinema have generally been positioned by media scholars as constituting an alternative to the UK’s m...
MacPherson, R. (2014). Radical and Engaged Cinema in Scotland. In Directory of World Cinema ScotlandIntellect
A short history of radical and engaged films and filmmakers in Scotland from 1917 to the present.
MacPherson, R. (2012). Scottish cinema – myth and reality from Hollywood to Holyrood. In E. Bell, & N. Mitchell (Eds.), Directory of World Cinema: BritainIntellect ltd
Introductory essay on Scottish Cinema for Scotland section of Directory of World Cinema: Britain
MacPherson, R. (2011). Film success in small countries – from Scotland to Singapore. Culture360
Analysis of the experience of some smaller European countries’ box-office data together with that of one South Asian country suggests that, despite significantly different lev...
MacPherson, R. (2008). Shape-Shifters: independent producers in Scotland and the journey from cultural entrepreneur to entrepreneurial culture. In J. Murray, F. Farley, & R. Stoneman (Eds.), Scottish Cinema Now, 222-239. Cambridge Scholars Publishing
This essay examines the changing composition and relationship to public policy of the independent film and television sector in Scotland since the early 1980s. It looks in pa...
MacPherson, R. (2010). Is bigger better? Film success in small countries – the case of Scotland, Ireland and Denmark
Small European countries with low levels of film production might be expected to suffer from diseconomies of scale and other structural disadvantages that would tend to produc...
MacPherson, R. (2003). The creative producer – the business of art or the art of business?. In A. Sharma (Ed.), Beyond the theory of practice : CILECT conference
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MacPherson, R. (2010). Producing creative producers. In Film Education: Traditions and Innovations, 46-52. ISBN 978-5-87149-124-9
In most if not all national contexts the work of the ‘creative producer’ is essential to both the art and business of filmmaking. Yet the creative producer’s role is perhaps ...