Copyright laws, VOD and a fourth Culture Secretary in two years. It’s been another busy week in the industry, and you can read about it all below.
Creative industry groups, including Directors UK, have expressed their disappoinment at the rejection of a significant new EU copyright law. (Screen International)
Jeremy Wright has been named Culture Secretary — the fourth in two years. (The Stage)
Meanwhile, actor Reese Witherspoon is launching her own VOD Channel. (The Hollywood Reporter)
And according to The Hollywood Reporter, bidding for Endemol Shine is heating up.
A report has found that the UK film industry suffers from lack of investor understanding. (Screen International)
Screen asks the question: “Why does the UK not have an independent cinemas association?”
With an increasingly diverse AMPAS, could Black Panther redefine what is considered awards-worthy? (The Hollywood Reporter)
And finally, Steve McQueen’s Widows is set to open this year’s London Film Festival. (Little White Lies)
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