Arts news round-up
22 July 2014
ROBERT DOWNEY JR IS TOP EARNING ACTOR FOR SECOND YEAR
Robert Downey Jr has been named as Hollywood's highest-paid actor for the second year in a row.
BBC ORDERED TO TACKLE ‘GENDER IMBALANCE’ AMONG PRESENTERS
Trust review also highlights pay gap at the corporation and calls for management to present co-ordinated plan to address issues
BBC WORLDWIDE CHIEF RECEIVES £231,000 BONUS DESPITE FALL IN PROFITS
Tim Davie says commercial division’s revenues were ‘broadly flat’ if factors such as Lonely Planet sale are taken into account
BSKYB CONFIRMS PURCHASE OF 70% SLICE OF GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF PRODUCER
Love Productions, the company behind shows such as Benefits Street, will continue to operate as a distinct production company
BBC REDUCED SPEND ON TALENT BY £6 MILLION LAST YEAR, ANNUAL REPORT REVEALS
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.