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Jane Barnwell makes, teaches and writes about film. Jane is Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Media Practice at University of Westminster - where she teaches practice and theory. Graduating from Leeds University and the Northern School of Film & Television she began her career at the BBC, before working as a freelance designer. Most recently production designing British feature "Axed" (2012, R Driscoll, Lionsgate).
Her artist films have received commissions from The Unicorn Theatre, The Women's Library, The Place, Battersea Arts Centre, Chisenhale Gallery, TAP and the Truman Brewery. She has developed learning initiatives including organising student festivals and creating student commission/live project opportunities. Jane has published articles and interviews for a range of publications including - The Guardian, The Scenographer, International Journal of Production & Costume Design, Journal of British Cinema and Television and Widescreen. With sole authored books - Production Design: Architects of the screen, (2004, Wallflower Press) and The Fundamentals of Film Making (2008, AVA publishing). She is currently writing a production design title for Bloomsbury Publishing.