Arts news round-up
30 September 2014
NETFLIX TO RELEASE 'CROUCHING TIGER' SEQUEL IN 2015
The video streaming site Netflix will release its first feature-length film next year after striking a deal with the Weinstein Company.
PARODY COPYRIGHT LAWS SET TO COME INTO EFFECT
Changes to UK legislation are to come into force later this week allowing the parody of copyright works.
BBC SCRAPS THE 4 O'CLOCK SHOW ON RADIO 4 EXTRA
The BBC is axing Radio 4 Extra children's programme The 4 O'Clock Show, with its final broadcast to be aired next April.
VANESSA REDGRAVE TO STAR IN THE GO-BETWEEN
Actress Vanessa Redgrave is to star in a BBC adaptation of period drama The Go-Between.
SIR JONATHAN MILLER: 'I GOT LAURENCE OLIVIER TO STOP ALL THAT SHAKESPEAREAN ACTING'
Sir Jonathan Miller, speaking at the Wigtown Book Festival, gives his advice to actors
SOPHIE TURNER LAING TO HEAD MERGED ENDEMOL AND SHINE
Former BSkyB content chief will take charge of global TV production business encompassing MasterChef and Big Brother
AT LAST, A SPOT OF GOOD NEWS FOR SATIRISTS
The liberation of copyright for parody and satire was conveyed beautifully by the BBC interviewing a man wearing a cassette tape on his head
ROLL UP, ROLL UP: THE SECRET LIFE OF THE CIRCUS – IN PICTURES
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
IS BREAKING BAD REALLY INSPIRING COPYCAT CRIME?
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
SHONDA RHIMES INTERVIEW: MEET THE MOST POWERFUL WOMAN IN US TELEVISION
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
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
SOPHIE WATSON NAMED AS NEW PRODUCER OF THE BUSH THEATRE
Sophie Watson will join the Bush Theatre as producer, the theatre’s artistic director, Madani Younis, has announced.