Directors UK member and Oscar-winning film director, Hugh Hudson, has died aged 86. Also this week, the Film + TV Charity releases a new report on mental health in the film and TV industry, and the BFI invests £6 million in documentary filmmaking.
Read an obituary for Chariots of Fire director Hugh Hudson here, via The Guardian.
ITV & S4C sign up to the Coalition for Change, joining major UK broadcasters, Channel 4 reports.
Reporter Jake Kanter looks at two potential pieces of legislature:
Film studios face property tax that could “torpedo” UK status as Hollywood rival. (Deadline)
The government considers changes to film and TV tax breaks that make it harder for productions to qualify. (Deadline)
Read the full commentary below.
The UK's film and TV business is a proud, thriving industry. A true post-Brexit success story that burnishes Britain’s global standing.— Jake Kanter (@Jake_Kanter) February 14, 2023
But something weird is happening. Industry insiders say the government is on the verge of committing acts of self-harm on two fronts…
Broadcast explores how collaboration is beaming the UK’s biggest cultural moments across the globe.
The Berlin Film Festival is in full swing. Indiewire highlights some of the upcoming titles to keep on your radar.
Looking Glass 2022 shows small but significant shifts in industry’s mental health and wellbeing. (Film +TV Charity)
BFI reaffirms its support of UK documentary filmmaking, investing £6 million of National Lottery funding over three years. (Sight & Sound)
BBC speaks to the director of the Oscar-nominated short film, Night Ride, which tackles transphobic harassment.
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