Arts news round-up
20 October 2016
TRUETUBE WEBSITE SCORES BAFTA CHILDREN'S NOMINATIONS FIRST
The Bafta Children's Awards have for the first time nominated an online-only service for channel of the year.
TV ADVERTISING MARKET SET FOR WORST YEAR SINCE 2009 AMID BREXIT FEARS
Analysts had earlier predicted a bumper 2016 but jittery companies have cut more than £400m from marketing budgets
THREE BBC NEWS CHANNEL PRESENTERS SET TO GO IN COST CUTS
Cuts come as part of drive to find 10% savings from 24-hour service and BBC World News following decision not to merge two services
ITV DECIDED NOT TO MAKE BAKE OFF BID BECAUSE STARS WEREN'T SIGNED UP
TV chief says show was ‘baking powder and a tent’ without a guarantee Sue Perkins, Mel Giedroyc, Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood would be attached
THREE OF CITY'S LEADING ARTS ORGANISATIONS IN TALKS TO JOIN FORCES
THREE of the city's leading arts organisations are ready to join forces in a bid to secure backing for the future.
THERESA IKOKO AMONG WINNERS OF CHANNEL 4 PLAYWRIGHTS’ SCHEME
Theresa Ikoko is one of five winners of this year’s Channel 4 Playwrights’ Scheme
MANCHESTER THEATRE OPENS IN DISUSED CAR SHOWROOM
A disused car showroom in Manchester has been turned into a 200-seat theatre and arts centre.
FOUND111 PRODUCER EMILY DOBBS BEGINS HUNT FOR NEW POP-UP VENUE
Producer Emily Dobbs is planning a new a new pop-up theatre venue to replace Found111, which will close after its forthcoming production.
ARTS COUNCIL OF WALES RECEIVES 3.5% INCREASE IN FUNDING
The Arts Council of Wales is to receive an extra 3.5% in funding in 2017/2018, the Welsh government's draft budget has revealed.
BURNLEY EMPIRE GIVEN FRESH HOPE AFTER AUCTION CALLED OFF
Plans to save the Empire Theatre in Burnley have taken a step forward after the building’s owner removed it from auction.
BBC WAR AND PEACE COMES UNDER FIRE FOR ‘HISTORICALLY FACTUAL’ ALL-WHITE CAST
A casting director for the BBC’s production of War and Peace has claimed the production had an all-white cast to make it “historically factual”.
PATERSON JOSEPH: ACTING ‘HAS ALWAYS BEEN UNFAIR’
Paterson Joseph has claimed that the acting profession "has always been unfair" and has urged more action to be taken to improve diversity in the sector.
TRICYCLE THEATRE ANNOUNCES SIX NEW THEATRE COMPANIES
WHAT’S ON STAGE
The Kilburn theatre has announced a new initiative across the London borough of Brent