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30 September 2014

Press cuttingsNETFLIX TO RELEASE 'CROUCHING TIGER' SEQUEL IN 2015
BBC
The video streaming site Netflix will release its first feature-length film next year after striking a deal with the Weinstein Company.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-29421555

PARODY COPYRIGHT LAWS SET TO COME INTO EFFECT
BBC
Changes to UK legislation are to come into force later this week allowing the parody of copyright works.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-29408121

BBC SCRAPS THE 4 O'CLOCK SHOW ON RADIO 4 EXTRA
BBC
The BBC is axing Radio 4 Extra children's programme The 4 O'Clock Show, with its final broadcast to be aired next April.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-29408125

VANESSA REDGRAVE TO STAR IN THE GO-BETWEEN
BBC
Actress Vanessa Redgrave is to star in a BBC adaptation of period drama The Go-Between.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-29412349

SIR JONATHAN MILLER: 'I GOT LAURENCE OLIVIER TO STOP ALL THAT SHAKESPEAREAN ACTING'
DAILY TELEGRAPH
Sir Jonathan Miller, speaking at the Wigtown Book Festival, gives his advice to actors
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/wigtown-book-festival/11128694/Wigtown-Book-Festival-diary.html

SOPHIE TURNER LAING TO HEAD MERGED ENDEMOL AND SHINE
GUARDIAN
Former BSkyB content chief will take charge of global TV production business encompassing MasterChef and Big Brother
http://www.theguardian.com/media/2014/sep/29/sophie-turner-laing-endemol-shine

AT LAST, A SPOT OF GOOD NEWS FOR SATIRISTS
GUARDIAN
The liberation of copyright for parody and satire was conveyed beautifully by the BBC interviewing a man wearing a cassette tape on his head
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/sep/30/good-news-for-satirists-copyright-bbc

ROLL UP, ROLL UP: THE SECRET LIFE OF THE CIRCUS – IN PICTURES
GUARDIAN
In the late 90s, photographer Norma I Quintana found a flyer for a circus. One trip to the big top became a runaway collaboration that continued for a decade. Her new photobook, Circus: A Travelling Life, captures life backstage with an extended family of mermaids, smoking clowns and tiny horses
http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2014/sep/30/secret-life-circus-travelling-norma-quintana-in-pictures

IS BREAKING BAD REALLY INSPIRING COPYCAT CRIME?
GUARDIAN
A series of prosecutions has put the US television series in the dock for inspiring criminal behaviour. It’s not the first show or film to be acccused of doing so
http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/shortcuts/2014/sep/29/breaking-bad-inspiring-real-life-crimes-criminal-behaviour

SHONDA RHIMES INTERVIEW: MEET THE MOST POWERFUL WOMAN IN US TELEVISION
INDEPENDENT
Writer and producer of shows like Grey's Anatomy, Shonda Rhimes now has her own evening of primetime TV – but she’s taking it in her stride http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/features/shona-rhimes-interview-meet-the-most-powerful-woman-in-us-television-9759426.html

BLACK-ISH: AMERICA'S NEW 'RACIST' TV SITCOM HAS HAD A MIXED RECEPTION
INDEPENDENT
The story of an upwardly mobile black family living in suburban LA has received praise for tackling tightrope topics - and condemnations that it's racist
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/blackish-middleclass-humour-with-added-colour-but-americas-tv-new-sitcom-has-had-a-mixed-reception-9760092.html

SOPHIE WATSON NAMED AS NEW PRODUCER OF THE BUSH THEATRE
STAGE
Sophie Watson will join the Bush Theatre as producer, the theatre’s artistic director, Madani Younis, has announced.
http://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2014/09/sophie-watson-named-new-producer-bush-theatre/ 

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