Film / TV


Cinema Advertising Post-Pandemic: What Does the Future Hold for the Silver Screen? (The Drum)

With the latest Bond still delayed and Godzilla vs Kong forced to premiere on Amazon, cinema – and cinema advertising – has been decimated by the coronavirus. But as theaters a... More

Cannes 2021: International Industry Hoping for the Best, Planning for the Worst (Screen Daily)

With France in the grip of a third wave, uncertainty looks set to reign right up until the last minute.... More

Broadcasters, Indies Unite for Unscripted Training Fund (Televisual)

A new fund to address skills gaps and shortages in unscripted television across the UK and build a bigger pool of off-screen crew and talent in the nations and regions has been unv... More

Worldwide Content Classification: What Happens When You Get it Wrong (Spherex Blog)

Content producers use strategies to navigate the ratings process. We’ve discussed avoiding them altogether, but another common approach is mapped ratings. Mapping a rating involv... More

LinQ Media Group Signs Major Deal With OOONA

LinQ Media Group, the newly established media localisation company headed by Björn Lifvergren and other fellow members from the former leading localisation company, BTI Studios’... More

Pay-TV Landmark for Spain (BTN)

The number of pay-TV subscribers in Spain has exceeded 8 million for the first time. According to data published by the regulator CNMC, it stood at 8.2 million as of the end of 202... More

Keywords Opens New State-of-the-Art Recording Studio in Paris

Designed from the ground up to feature an industry-leading specification for audio localisation, the facility will enable Keywords to meet the evolving needs of its global client b... More

UK Audience Appetite for Cinema Return Revealed (Screen Daily)

As some UK cinemas prepare to reopen next month, 40% of audiences plan to return in the first few weeks, according to a survey commissioned by the Film Distributors’ Association.... More

Piracy as a Business: How Movie Thieves Make Billions in a Post-Pandemic World (CPO)

The piracy business model has made significant strides since its inception, evolving from shaky, in-theatre camera shots to crisp, high-quality content stolen straight from the sou... More

England’s Independent Cinemas Awarded £6.5M in Second Round of Pandemic Support (Screen Daily)

More than 90 independent cinemas across England have been awarded grants by the UK government’s Culture Recovery Fund to help support their reopening and recovery. The grants are... More

As COVID-19 Mostly Halted Filming in the U.S., Movie Magic Forged Ahead in Bulgaria (NPR)

There are signs that film production in the U.S. is coming back after being dark for nearly a year. But movie magic has found shelter in one small corner of Eastern Europe during t... More

Can Cinemas Bank on a Big Return to the Big Screen? (The Guardian)

The Covid crisis and the TV streaming boom has badly hurt cinemas but experts say a happy ending is possible.... More

Worldwide Content Classification – How Hard Can It Be? (Spherex Blog)

The challenge facing content creators and distributors is their lack of the unique cultural knowledge required to navigate international regulations in their target markets. The sh... More

Oscars: Academy Adds European Venues, Will Work to Cover Quarantine-Impacted Travel Costs (THR)

The move comes after numerous nominees had expressed concern about their ability to participate in the April 25 ceremony, given the producers' previously stated requirement that no... More

Ampere: Ad Market Poised for ‘Solid Recovery’ in 2021 (WS)

The latest findings from Ampere Analysis show that the negative impact of Covid-19 on TV advertising revenues began to subside significantly in the fourth quarter of 2020 in both t... More

France Adopts ‘Dynamic’ Piracy Injunctions (WIPR)

Sports rights owners are hailing new laws in France which could give them the upper hand in their fight against online pirates. France’s National Assembly has approved a bill gra... More

How Iyuno Media Group Opens Entertainment to International Audiences (TechCrunch)

In order to make the current scale of its services possible, Iyuno built its own cloud-based enterprise resource planning software. The platform enables uploading of files from con... More

Screen Industry Anti Bullying Guidance Published (Televisual)

The BFI and BAFTA have announced the next stage of work to tackle bullying, harassment and racism in the workplace. The package includes a new employer Action List for the film and... More

Convergent Completes Cloud and Application Security Assessment for ftrack

Convergent and ftrack announced the successful completion of ftrack’s cloud and application security assessment for its Academy Award-honoured production tracking and media revie... More

Spherex Introduces New Tech to Culturalise TV, Films for Global Markets

Global data and technology company Spherex unveiled their new technology solution that enables media and entertainment companies to seamlessly and easily adapt their content to be ... More

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