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T. Rex Autopsy exec sets up Bristol indie

T. Rex Autopsy executive producer Paul Wooding is leaving Impossible Factual to set up a Bristol-based production company, backed by indie investment network Bob & Co.

Media Summit

Media Summit: last chance to buy early bird tickets

It’s the last day to book tickets at the early bird rate for this year’s Media Summit.

Caren Manderbach

Caryn Mandabach: BBC should stay away from whodunnits

Peaky Blinders producer Caryn Mandabach has warned the BBC to “stay away” from whodunnit-style dramas as it strives to find a distinctive voice.

GCHQ

Minnow seeks spies for C4 series

Minnow Films is following up SAS: Who Dares Wins by putting 20 ordinary men and women through the rigorous recruitment processes of Britain’s intelligence services for a new Channel 4 series.

How The Other Half Live

C5 returns to comedy panel shows

Channel 5 is pushing further into entertainment with a comedy panel show fronted by Eamonn Holmes.

BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra Youth Council

BBC preps diversity guidelines for indies Video

The BBC is to publish new commissioning guidelines for producers by the end of the summer as part of a renewed drive to “hardwire” diversity into its culture.

Mitchell and Webb reunite for C4 comedy pilot

Comedy duo David Mitchell and Robert Webb are reuniting for a Channel 4 comedy pilot.

Breakthrough

YouTube channel to help aspiring TV talent

A crowd-funded YouTube channel will help aspiring TV professionals break into the industry by offering them advice about how to get ahead.

Casual

Amazon UK acquires Hulu comedy

Amazon has acquired the UK rights to Casual, an original comedy produced for US streaming rival Hulu.

Broadcast Digital Awards 2016

Broadcast Digital Awards 2016: shortlist part 1

The first shortlist of nominations for the Broadcast Digital Awards 2016 has been unveiled - including the Best Factual Channel, Best Entertainment Channel and Best Content Partnership categories.

Mark Freeland

Mark Freeland to exit BBC

Mark Freeland is to leave the BBC and will not take up the post of head of scripted comedy and drama at BBC Studios when the new division launches tomorrow.

Muslim docs take centre stage

Muslim docs take centre stage

The BBC, Channel 4 and Channel 5 will go head to head with programming about British Muslim communities amid concerns that broadcasters focus too heavily on extremism.

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Lord Montagu

How did a Texan come to make a feature-length doc about an aristocrat he had never heard of? Luke Korem explains

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Flowers, C4

We found the perfect dilapidated old building to match the ‘otherness’ of our characters’ world - but filming upstairs carried a risk that the floors might collapse, says Will Sharpe

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Ben Fogle: The Great African Migration, Channel 5

Capturing a year in the life of four wildebeest over just 40 days’ filming was no small undertaking, discovered Natalie Wilkinson

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Multiplatform

Casual

Amazon UK acquires Hulu comedy

Amazon has acquired the UK rights to Casual, an original comedy produced for US streaming rival Hulu.

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International

Casual

Amazon UK acquires Hulu comedy

Amazon has acquired the UK rights to Casual, an original comedy produced for US streaming rival Hulu.

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Tech & Facils

UK-Screen

Industry slams trainee levy

The government’s latest proposal for a new apprenticeship scheme has been branded “just another payroll tax” that “will not deliver” for the VFX and post sector.

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Video

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Diversity

BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra Youth Council

BBC preps diversity guidelines for indies Video

The BBC is to publish new commissioning guidelines for producers by the end of the summer as part of a renewed drive to “hardwire” diversity into its culture.

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Infographics

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World of locations

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World of Locations - Indonesia

Indonesia is an emerging market for film locations with a wealth of untapped resources and a talented workforce.

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Line Of Duty final arrests record audience

THURSDAY: Line Of Duty reached a thrilling conclusion in front of a record audience of 4.1m, making it BBC2’s biggest drama since 2011.

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Venus
Newsletter

The story behind a successful Korean co-pro

The Bridge founder Amanda Groom this week won an award for the Most Significant Contribution to the UK-Korea TV Creative Collaboration at an event organised by the London Korean Drama Club.Here she reveals the story behind RTS Award-nominated S4C film Tears of Blood, which was co-produced by a Korean indie.

Bryan Elsley

Putting new writers on the right path

It’s time to untangle the often impenetrable routes in the profession, says Bryan Elsley

Flowers

John Whittingdale’s misguided plan

Culture secretary has a solution for C4 - but what’s the problem, asks Chris Curtis

Sky News

Online v TV: the ad battle rages

Broadcasters can have the best of both worlds, says Kate Bulkley

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BAME talent database

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Expert Voices: BAME talent database

A database giving producers a quick reference of the array of talent who applied for and attended the BBC Academy Expert Voices training days across the UK

Podcast

Talking TV: Thames runners row & Storage Hunters Video

Runners’ rights are in the spotlight for the latest edition of Talking TV, while there is also an interview with the star and producer of Dave’s Storage Hunters.

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Global TV Production Map

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Global TV Production Map

Who owns what in the newly consolidated indie sector

Broadcast Greenlight

Broadcast Greenlight offers the latest information on commissions and provides a comprehensive guide to indies, channels and commissioners.

Digital Edition

Broadcast 29 April

Broadcast 29 April 2016

Click for the digital edition of this week’s magazine

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