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Timeline of British Film
 
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1928

26 July

Director Stanley Kubrick born in Manhattan, New York (d. 1999)

 July

British Screen News founded

15 August

Director Nicolas Roeg born in London

27 September

British premiere of The Jazz Singer at Piccadilly Theatre, London.

 

Shooting Stars (d. A.V. Bramble / Anthony Asquith)

 

John Grierson appointed head of Empire Marketing Board, told to "bring the Empire alive".

1929

 June

British Movietone News, the first British sound newsreel, begins

29 October

The Wall Street Crash signals the start of the Great Depression of the early 1930s

 October

Federation of Workers' Film Society established in London to "arouse working class interest in films of special importance"

 

Atlantic (d. E.A. Dupont)

 

Blackmail (d. Alfred Hitchcock)

 

Drifters (d. John Grierson)

 

Picadilly (d. E.A. Dupont)

 

Would You Believe It? (d. Walter Forde)

 

British Movietone News and Gaumont-British launch sound newsreels.

1930

18 January

Fire causes serious damage at Gainsborough's studios in Islington.

 June

First sound version of Pathe Gazette

 July

Universal Talking News founded

 

A Cottage on Dartmoor (d. Anthony Asquith)

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