- 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.
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.
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.
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.
“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