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18 December 2014

Press cuttingsEXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: PARALYSED STAGE MANAGER RACHAEL PRESDEE
STAGE
Former stage manager Rachael Presdee, who was paralysed 
in a fall while working at 
Soho Theatre, has urged the industry to “start having a deeper look” at health and safety for backstage staff, especially those from visiting companies.
http://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2014/12/exclusive-interview-paralysed-stage-manager-rachael-presdee/

ARTS ORGANISATIONS INCREASINGLY RELY ON VOLUNTEERS
ARTS PROFESSIONAL
The latest data reveals a shift in both employment practices and audience patterns among Arts Council of Wales’ Revenue Funded Organisations.
http://www.artsprofessional.co.uk/news/arts-organisations-increasingly-rely-volunteers

THE INTERVIEW: HOLLYWOOD REACTS TO FILM CANCELLATION
BBC
Hollywood stars have been reacting to Sony's decision to cancel US movie The Interview, a comedy about a fictional plot to kill North Korea's leader.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-30528772

LA FAMILLE BÉLIER IS BEING TOUTED AS THIS YEAR'S AMELIE - SO WHY ARE MANY IN THE DEAF COMMUNITY OUTRAGED BY IT?
INDEPENDENT
The new film, which opened across France tonight, tells the story of a deaf-mute farming family and has been sold to 85 countries
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/features/la-famille-blier-is-being-touted-as-this-years-amelie--so-why-are-many-in-the-deaf-community-outraged-by-it-9931932.html 

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