Arts news round-up
6 December 2013
COMMERCIAL THEATRE TAX RELIEF SCHEME PROPOSED BY GOVERNMENT
The government is to consider introducing a tax relief scheme for theatre from 2015, chancellor George Osborne has revealed.
WARNER BROS UK REVEALS SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS TO ITS CREATIVE TALENT SCHEME
Warner Bros UK has revealed the first successful applicants to its Creative Talent scheme, which includes 11 people being given scholarships at higher education institutions – including RADA – and five people awarded placements on the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory musical.
DOWNTON ABBEY AND BROADCHURCH HELP REVIVE ITV1 FORTUNES
Channel achieves first audience share increase in 23 years, with I'm a Celebrity launch show leading the ratings
SUNDAY EXPRESS THEATRE CRITIC FIRED OVER GAY WEBSITE PICTURES
Mark Shenton, the Sunday Express chief theatre critic for the past 11 years, has been fired in extraordinary circumstances.
AUTUMN STATEMENT: UK'S SPECIAL EFFECTS INDUSTRY CHEERED BY TAX RELIEF PLAN
Chancellor's measures to help film business likely to encourage more Hollywood studios to use British post-production facilities
NELSON MANDELA DEATH: ENTERTAINMENT WORLD PAYS TRIBUTE TO MANDELA
The news of the death of Nelson Mandela broke during a royal gala screening of the autobiographical film Long Walk to Freedom in London
GLOBE SEASON TO MARK WW1 ANNIVERSARY
Entitled Arms and the Man, the season will include four new plays by Simon Armitage, Richard Bean, Howard Brenton and David Eldridge
BRITISH FILM CULTURE TEST TO CHANGE
The cultural test which determines whether a film can qualify as a British production is set to be changed under new legislation.