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Research: Class ceiling within creative industries

Creative Access, a UK diversity & inclusion social enterprise, has revealed research on working-class experiences in the UK’s creative sector. In speaking to broadcast professionals from all class groups across the creative industries, findings reveal 70 per cent believe that ‘soft’ social identifiers of class – such as where an individual went to school and […]

March 18, 2024

£300k to support West of England production workforce

A new skills training programme to support creatives looking to break into behind-the-camera roles on scripted film and high-end TV productions made in the West of England will launch later this month. It comes after Bristol City Council’s Film Services have secured almost £300,000 (€348k) from the West of England Mayoral Combined Authority, led by […]

January 8, 2024

Casarotto Ramsay & Associates appoints Bridge06’s Johnson and Fernandez

Ttheatre, film and television agency Casarotto Ramsay & Associates has announced the appointments of industry creative Sara Johnson and pioneering access coordinator and actor Julie Fernandez, co-founders of Bridge06, as it expands its commitment to disability representation across the UK Creative Industries. Becoming full-time Casarotto Ramsay and Associates Agents, Johnson and Fernandez will continue in […]

November 28, 2023

HMRC pay out to creative industries up 36%

Statistics show that HMRC paid out £1.66 billion (€1.94bn) in creative industries tax reliefs for the year to March 31st 2022 – a 36 per cent increase from the previous year. This was largely due to an impressive rise in high-end TV reliefs which have increased by 131 per cent to £829 million and now […]

August 24, 2023

Survey: Mixed feelings towards AI

Empower, the creative agency, has unveiled the results of a survey exploring the complex feelings within the creative industry towards artificial intelligence (AI). Over 200 creative professionals provided their insights, revealing a mix of excitement, curiosity, and concern regarding the role and implications of generative AI in their work. “As we stand at the crossroads […]

June 22, 2023

£50bn boost for UK creative industries

Lucy Frazer,  Secretary of State at the Department for Culture, Media and Sports, has committed to growing the UK’s creative industries by an extra £50 billion (€57.5bn) by 2030. Addressing the Enders Analysis and Deloitte Media and Telecoms 2023 & Beyond Conference in London, Frazer noted that since taking on the brief, she had introduced […]

May 18, 2023By Colin Mann

ITV named founding partner for Upriser

Creative company Saatchi & Saatchi has announced ITV as its founding partner for Upriser, the free creative schools platform that it launched at the end of 2022. ITV is the first major name to be announced, with a number of other partners currently being matched and onboarded at schools across the UK as part of […]

February 20, 2023

Channel 4 responds to government reversal

Channel 4 has released a statement in response to the UK government’s decision to drop its plans to privatise the commercial public service broadcaster. The statement reads: We welcome the Government’s decision that Channel 4 will remain in public ownership. This decision provides a firm basis on which to establish the sustainable direction of Channel […]

January 5, 2023

UK Lords consult on creative industries

The Communications and Digital Committee of the UK’s House of Lords – Parliament’s upper legislative chamber – is launching an inquiry into the future of the UK’s creative industries. The Committee notes that there are major changes on the horizon for the UK’s creative industries. These are shaped by a range of national and global […]

August 1, 2022By Colin Mann