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Paid Placements for TV Newcomers

 A new Company Placement Scheme for newcomers to the film and TV industry is being launched by Film London. Joining forces with six London-based production companies, Film London will be offering trainees paid placements across development, research and new media.

Eye Candy Needed to Boost British Drama Sales

A BBC Worldwide senior executive has told a media forum that British drama is 'parochial and 'gritty' and will continue to struggle to make overseas sales unless more beautiful people are cast in lead roles.

ITV Regional Freelancer Doors Opening

Four new talent schemes have been launched by ITV as part of its three-year £9m Regional Production Fund to source fresh regional creative talent.

Beau Brummell - Superstar - is Cast

Rome star James Purefoy and Notting Hill actor Hugh Bonneville have been signed to star in BBC4's upcoming period drama Beau Brummell, part of its planned 18th century season.

New Kids on the Box

ITV is taking on children’s heavyweights CBBC, Disney and Nickelodeon with its own channel and has vowed to emerge from the playground scrap victorious.

Eat Cinema Dishes Out a Feast of Film News

EatEat Eat Cinema, a new TV channel dedicated to the big screen and the cinema-going experience, launched on Sky Digital channel 199 today on 28th February, broadcasting movie news, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

TV Battleground: Freeview Wins (For Now) GREG DYKE

“Britain is now left in the distinctly strange position whereby the only large terrestrial player also in the pay business is the BBC, which owns half of UKTV and is now making good money from it. And, of course, the BBC doesn't take advertising.”  - Greg Dyke, former Director General BBC

Channel 4 First Look At Revolutionary Films

Channel 4 has signed an exclusive first-look deal with 24 Hour Party People and Cock and Bull director Michael Winterbottom's production company Revolution Films.

FilmFour Goes Free-to-Air

Channel 4 is to relaunch FilmFour as the UK’s only major free to air film channel on digital service Freeview from July, confirming reports circulating for almost a year. It will also be available to all cable and satellite viewers without the need to pay a monthly subscription. On digital satellite, the FilmFour channel will be available to freesat viewers and to Sky digital customers.