Alan Parker Donates Entire Working Archives to British Film Institute
The director of 'Evita,' 'Fame' and 'Bugsy Malone' says he has "accumulated an awful lot of stuff over forty years of filmmaking."
Scripts, production notes, diaries, posters and a wealth of other material from one of the U.K.'s most iconic and award-winning filmmakers have a new home at the British Film Institute.
The BFI on Friday revealed that Alan Parker, the director of titles such as Evita, Fame, Midnight Express and Bugsy Malone, had donated his entire working archives to its own National Archive.
All of his features, alongside a collection of photographs and productions stills, are represented in the donation, which comprises more than 70 large document boxes.
"It seems that I’ve accumulated an awful lot of stuff over 40 years of filmmaking, and I can’t think of a better home for it that the BFI National Archive," Parker said in a statement.
"As a past chairman of the BFI, I know how everything is so diligently cared for out at Berkhamsted, and it’s good to know it’s in safe hands and will be available to future students of film."
To mark the donation, the BFI is set to host a special season focusing on Parker starting in September and featuring several talks and screenings.