Arts news round-up
7 March 2014
BBC ONE TO GET £30M FROM THREE CLOSURE
BBC One drama is to receive a £30m boost from the closure of BBC Three as a TV channel, director general Tony Hall has announced.
WOLF HALL PLAYS TO TAKE OVER THEATRE FROM LLOYD WEBBER MUSICAL
The stage versions of Hilary Mantel's historical novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies are to transfer to the West End theatre currently hosting Andrew Lloyd Webber's latest musical.
ALL CHANGE! THE BBC IS CHANGING DIRECTION...
In making BBC Three an online-only channel the director-general, Tony Hall, simply invites ever‑closer scrutiny of the anomalies in the licence fee
BBC FOUR AT RISK OF BEING SCRAPPED
BBC Four could be next television channel to be scrapped, corporation warns
BBC3 CLOSURE: NOW DIRECTOR OF TV REFUSES TO GUARANTEE THE FUTURE OF BBC4
Danny Cohen, former controller of axed BBC3, can't give assurance about channel beyond next licence fee settlement
BBC3 CLOSURE: COHEN WOULD HAVE PREFERRED TO DO IT IN FIVE YEARS' TIME
Director of TV wanted more time to develop iPlayer audience, less risky strategy and slower shift to on-demand content
EMMA THOMPSON MAKES ACCLAIMED NEW YORK DEBUT IN SWEENEY TODD
British actor plays Mrs Lovett alongside Bryn Terfel for just five performances at the Avery Fisher Hall
DRAMA SCHOOL GRADUATES ‘NOT BEING MADE AWARE OF INDUSTRY REALITY’
Drama school graduates are not being made aware of the time it will take them to gain success as an actor and the reality of the industry, the outgoing director of the Old Vic’s talent development arm has said.
ARTS ARE FAILING TO WIDEN ACCESS TO JOBS – REPORT
The CCSkills conference, where the report was launched and culture minister Ed Vaizey called on creative industry leaders to boost youth employment