UK Broadcast News
Updated: 4 hours 34 min ago
The tax break for live-action kids’ programming is expected to be given the green-light by the government after chancellor George Osborne threw his support behind the plans.
Production companies need to take greater care of freelance filmmakers and stop treating them as “guns for hire”, according to Grierson and Rory Peck Award-winning director Ben Steele.
The BBC must put some of its biggest shows, including EastEnders, out to tender once it drops its in-house quota system, according to All3Media boss Jane Turton.
All3Media chairman Steve Morrison has made an impassioned plea to safeguard the licence fee and set out a plan for it to be overseen by industry professionals and the public rather than politicians.
Sir Anthony Hopkins and Sir Ian McKellen are to star in a BBC2 adaptation of Sir Ronald Harwood’s The Dresser and BBC1 is planning a drama from a duo of James Bond writers.
BBC nations and regions chief Peter Salmon has urged media businesses to open offices outside of London to keep in step with audiences.
Facejacker star Kayvan Novak has created a Julian Assange-inspired BBC4 comedy as part of a raft of BBC programming marking the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta.
Glue producer Eleven Film has become the first drama indie to win investment from Channel 4.
Fixed-rig television is being stretched into intriguing new areas by adopting the language of primetime drama series and seizing the opportunity to create ‘real-life’ versions of established TV genres, documentary-makers have claimed.
Electric Sky Productions and post-house Brighton TV have entered administration, raising questions about the future of their sister company, distributor Electric Sky.