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22 July 2014

Press cuttingsROBERT DOWNEY JR IS TOP EARNING ACTOR FOR SECOND YEAR
BBC
Robert Downey Jr has been named as Hollywood's highest-paid actor for the second year in a row.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/28415432

BBC ORDERED TO TACKLE ‘GENDER IMBALANCE’ AMONG PRESENTERS
GUARDIAN
Trust review also highlights pay gap at the corporation and calls for management to present co-ordinated plan to address issues
http://www.theguardian.com/media/2014/jul/21/bbc-tackle-gender-imbalance-annual-report-trust

BBC WORLDWIDE CHIEF RECEIVES £231,000 BONUS DESPITE FALL IN PROFITS
GUARDIAN
Tim Davie says commercial division’s revenues were ‘broadly flat’ if factors such as Lonely Planet sale are taken into account
http://www.theguardian.com/media/2014/jul/21/bbc-worldwide-chief-bonus-tim-davie

BSKYB CONFIRMS PURCHASE OF 70% SLICE OF GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF PRODUCER
GUARDIAN
Love Productions, the company behind shows such as Benefits Street, will continue to operate as a distinct production company
http://www.theguardian.com/media/2014/jul/21/bskyb-purchase-great-british-bake-off-love-productions

BBC REDUCED SPEND ON TALENT BY £6 MILLION LAST YEAR, ANNUAL REPORT REVEALS
STAGE
The BBC spent £6 million less on talent in 2013/14, the Corporation’s latest annual report claims, with a £194 million bill for its star presenters and performers representing a 15% fall in wages over the past five years.
http://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2014/07/bbc-reduced-spend-talent-6-million-last-year-annual-report-reveals/ 

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