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UK tax credit for TV drama

Chancellor George Osborne has announced a  tax credit scheme for TV production and animation firms is to be introduced, in a bid to keep creative talent in Britain. Osborne said…

Filmmaker Puttnam: “We need pan-Euro licensing and more enforcement”

Filmmaker Puttnam: “We need pan-Euro licensing and more enforcement”

Lord David Puttnam, President of the UK’s Film Distributors’ Association (FDA), has stressed the importance of continued support and public investment in UK film distribution during this Olympic year and…

Hulu secures FremantleMedia global first look deal

Marking the first time an international distributor has signed a first look deal with an online video service, FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME), a leading creator and producer of entertainment brands, and…

C4 to boost programme spend by £50m

Channel 4 is to boost its programming budget by about £50 million (€60m) in 2012, as the broadcaster struggles to address a fall of almost 10 per cent in viewing…

Five to launch production arm

Five to launch production arm

Richard Desmond’s Channel 5 is to launch its own in-house production division. The new department, called Channel 5 Productions, will be the first time in the broadcaster’s 15 year history…

Endemol settles debt restructure

Endemol has reached an agreement with a “significant majority” of its lenders, bringing to an end more than a year of talks to restructure its €2.8 billion debt. The TV…

FremantleMedia UK new digital division

FremantleMedia has created a new digital division, FremantleMedia UK Interactive, combining the expertise and knowledge of the former talkbackTHAMES digital team and Screenpop, the group’s innovation and mass participation unit.…

Hulu unveils slate of original programming

Hulu unveils slate of original programming

Hulu has announced its original programming slate for the first half of 2012. The line-up kicks off on February 14th with the launch of Hulu’s first original scripted series, “Battleground”.…

Report: Sky should help UK films more

A government report into the future of the UK film industry has called on ITV and Sky to invest more money in British films. The Film Policy Review Panel, led…

MPAA’s Dodd: Hollywood is pro-Internet

MPAA’s Dodd: Hollywood is pro-Internet

MPAA Chairman and CEO Senator Chris Dodd has reaffirmed the entertainment community’s commitment to both free speech and the fight against criminals who steal online content. In remarks to Washington,…