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In particular feedback is sought in the following areas: The window for comments will close 12 November Copyright Directive is green lit in Europe MEPs have voted in support of the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market which includes a principle of fair and proportionate remuneration for writers from exploitation of their work online art Government sets out potential challenges for broadcasters following no-deal Brexit The government department for exiting from the EU DEXEU has set out what they believe a no-deal Brexit could mean for the broadcast industry as part of a slew of guidance papers published to help public and businesses on how to prepare for crashing out of the EU without a deal.
Since the UK would no longer be covered by the EU's audiovisual media services directive broadcasters would likely need to comply with the regulations relevant to each individual country in which they wish to broadcast, possibly facing a requirement to relocate certain operations into the target territory.
Writers are free to negotiate additional increases on a case-by-case basis. The new public service fee, covering broadcasts on 4Extra as well as simulcast and podcast for a five year term, has increased by 2.
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Click here for our full story. Of the films presented at Cannes only three out of the twenty films were directed by women whilst at Venice this figure was even lower with only one out of twenty one filmakers a woman. Database for book adaptations launched by producers Uri Singer Passage Pictures and George Berry previously of Netflix and Apple A new database has been launched offering writers of published work the chance, for a fee, to make their work more accessible to LA-based producers looking for original content to adapt for TV and film.
The initiative, which employs the NLP machine learning algorithm as well human expertise to curate the material for optimal presentation to the industry, is designed to '[bridge] the gap between the written word on paper and the spoken word on screen by paving the way for storytellers around the world to shop their content to the entertainment industry', as the producers quoted to the Bookseller.
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Blackman, a longtime fan of the show and author of a short story entitled 'The Ripple Effect' published to co-incide with the celebration of the show's 50th anniversary, has hailed the opportunity 'a dream come true'. Georgia Christou Yous TwoKendall Feaver The Almighty Sometimes and Natasha Gordon Nine Night join Andrew Thompson In Event of Moone Disaster and Joe White Mayfly as nominees for the best first-time playwright with other categories celebrating the work of actors and actresses, as well as directors, designers, composers, lyricists, and debut performance on the west-end stage.
The paper's editor Alisatir Smith said 'this list [of all nominees from all categories] underlines the quite astonishing array of diverse talent breaking through in theatres of all scales and types across the UK'.
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For more on this story please click here. Theatrical adaptations from books and film sell up to 5X more than wholly original work Productions based on pre-existing books and film take on average 3.
See more on this story in the Bookseller. Radio Independents Group relaunches as AudioUK The trade association for audio production in the UK has been re-launched in order to reflect the growth of markets such as podcast, audiobooks, and audio games, caused in part by the proliferation of portable devices such as smartphones capable of downloading, streaming and playing audio.
AudioUK will aim to deilver on a commitment to ensure that both now and in the future the UK's audio production sector has the skills, the regulatory and business environment, to maximise its potential as a world leader in this market. Scriptwriters who meet the criteria outlined on www. The Lab will run for four weeks with twice weekly sessions commencing October 2.
Established scriptwriters and industry executives will offer guidance and advice on script development, whilst peer workshopping sessions and master classes will also be on offer. Successful applicants can expect to have their final pilots read by agencies and networks.
More details can be found here. Applicants sought for SoA-supported parliamentary film competition, Film the House Applications are being welcomed for Parliament's annual cross-party film competition Film the Housean annual competition run by MPs to find the filmmakers and scriptwriters of tomorrow.
Submissions must be received by September 30th. For further details and to apply please click here. Read our full story here. SoA welcomes international legal study on fair remuneration for audiovisual authors A new international legal study is supporting the call for legal reforms to help screen writers and directors earn royalties for the use of their work.
With an anticipated 3. SVoD Netflix is on the lookout for new commissions that have 'authenticity, specificity and passion'.
We can discuss the best format for your show together - whether it is a documentary, a series or a film' the company's vice-president of original programming Cindy Holland said at a recent industry event. Holland also offered insight as to the role viewing data plays in the commissioning process: To go back to this critical factor as part of a commission is a wonderful reminder of that original conveyance of the form'.
Catch up on the series now via the BBC iplayer. The full report can be read here. The BBC 'needs to think again of its basic purpose': Pay increase for scriptwriters for work performed in ITC theatres Scriptwriters whose work is performed in ITC theaters will see pay rates increase by 2.
Full rates can be reviewed here. Gender pay across the broadcast industry Broadcasters have been releasing information on their gender pay gap in accordance with a government initiative that is highlighting an imbalance of opportunity for women across a range of industry sectors.
A media gap of The SoA has made a submission to the BBC under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act to receive comparable data for freelance scriptwriters commissioned across a series of defined periods.
The ceremony will be hosted by Catherine Tate and will be broadcast to every country worldwide except China and North Korea through a digital partnership with Facebook, with highlights to be shown on ITV in the UK shortly after the event. The nominations for Best New Play are: The complete list of nominations can be found here. Little, Brown to publish original screenplay for 2nd Fanastic Beasts film by J K Rowling Publication is currently scheduled to co-incide with the worldwide release of the film 16 November and will join, in the publisher's catalogue, the screenplay for the 1st film which - with sales exceedingcopies - is currently the second highest-selling script of all time.
As required under the terms of its Royal Charter and Framework Agreement the organization is also inviting consultation from Ofcom, the communications regulator. For further information, to view the draft policy documentation and to offer a response to the BBC directly please click here.
Female TV writers call on British drama executives to address imbalance of opportunity Over 70 female scriptwriters writing for TV, whose credits includes shows such as Midsomer Murders and EastEnders, have called on drama commissioners to address the fact that British drama was 'overwhelmingly written by men'. In an open letter 76 signatories, including Bafta-nominated writer Lisa Holdsworth accused bosses of failing to afford female writers the opportunity to write for some of the biggest primetime shows.
Whilst there are many female writers working for the UK soap opera genre 'these talented and hard-working female writers remain an untapped resource' the letter noted, even in light of the major success enjoyed by Call The Midwife Heidi ThomasHappy Valley and Last Tango In Halifax both Sally Wainwright. Scriptwriters established in theatre increasingly drawn to writing for TV Olivier award-winning playwright Mike Bartlett has spoken to industry journal Broadcast on the trend for cross-pollination between theatre and television his multi-award winning Doctor Foster BBC was directly inspired by his stage adaptation of Euripides' Medea: They're exercising different muscles'.
Apple programming Former Channel 4 director of programmes and creative heavyweight Jay Hunt is expected to work with indies to commission scripted programming with a distinctly British feel and of global appeal in her new role as programming chief at Apple. With million podcast downloads in BBC Radio are looking to develop standalone podcasts that will be independent of shows or stations, with some of those to be made available via their Podcasting House platform.
We are discussing podcasting terms with the BBC. Elsewhere Amazon's audiobook subsidiary Audible is developing its own podcast strategy to include original drama produced in-house. Imison and Tinniswood Awards We are delighted to announce that this year's Imison Award has been won by Adam Usden for his 'strikingly compelling' radio drama The Book of Yehudit, while Sarah Woods has scooped the Tinniswood Award for her 'dark and original' play Borderland.
We congratulate John Finnemore for achieving a commendation from the judges for his Tinniswood submission Penguin Diplomacy. To read the scripts, listen to clips or for further information please visit the SoA website http: The new rates, effective 4th Decemberare: The festival, running 9 — 15 Aprilwill also feature appearances by Nick Harkaway and Jojo Moyes.
MeToo Women in Film and Television WFTV have received testimonies from over respondents to their call for people to share their experiences of sexual harassment, bullying and abuse of power in the broadcast industry.
WFTV are also working together with Equity and Unite at a roundtable chaired by Labour MP Harriet Harman to establish a set of best-practice guidelines suitable for use across a range of industries. My Story Lambert Productions. The panel discussed allegations from Hollywood and Westminster in front of an invited audience of rape survivors, law makers and support workers. Please contact us if you have experienced any problems. HMRC and payroll experts at accountants H W Fisher have confirmed that writers fall outside of such arrangements and should always be paid gross with employers being responsible for correcting any payroll errors.
You could simply use 'English Heritage' instead, but this gives more precise detail. Using a blog, such as Save our Severn Quoting from the blog: Environmental impact, amongst other factors, must be a key criterion in the evaluation of the Severn Barrage e. Save Our Severn http: We''ve not used the http: Using a news item with a quote from someone else Quoting from the news item: According to Helen Phillips, Chief Executive of Natural England, "We cannot sacrifice an environment as sensitive as the Severn estuary without resolving, once and for all, whether there are better alternatives" BBC Paraphrasing: Helen Phillips Chief Executive of Natural England has argued that we must not sacrifice the Severn esturary environment unless we are sure there are no better alternatives BBC Full reference: Barrage 'fixation' claims group.
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Using a resource with no clear author But NB, first establish it's a legitimate source!. Quoting from the PDF: Since the Severn Estuary has always produced important new finds, it is all the more important to ensure that proper research and fieldwork is undertaken prior to any development DECC Severn tidal power scoping topic paper: Department of Energy and Climate Change http: Here we've used the name of the organisation as the author, since none is identified.
The pdf is a report, so we've used that as if it were a book title, hence the italics. The web address links directly to the pdf file, rather than to the page it's linked from. As you can see, there is room for some flexibility depending on your interpretation, but the important thing is to be clear, consistent and ensure that you are providing the necessary information to enable someone to track back to the original source. Using a news item which identifies the journalist's name Quoting from the article: