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4 September 2015

Press cuttingsINDEPENDENT THEATRE TO BE BROADCAST LIVE ON THE BBC
ARTS PROFESSIONAL
Four independent theatre performances will be broadcast live on BBC Four, as part of a £350k initiative supported by Arts Council England and Battersea Arts Centre.
http://www.artsprofessional.co.uk/news/independent-theatre-be-broadcast-live-bbc

STEVEN SPIELBERG'S DREAMWORKS STUDIOS 'TO SPLIT FROM DISNEY'
BBC
Steven Spielberg's DreamWorks Studios is to end its distribution partnership with Disney next year, according to Hollywood reports.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-34139419

CULTURE SECRETARY WARNED BBC OVER EU COVERAGE
GUARDIAN
John Whittingdale told the corporation its track record was ‘not faultless’ and it needed to correct ‘erroneous views’ quickly, letters reveal
http://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/sep/04/culture-secretary-bbc-eu-coverage-john-whittingdale

UK AD INDUSTRY GETS ITS FIRST LGBT LEADERSHIP GROUP
GUARDIAN
PrideAM’s founders include Aviva’s Jan Gooding, the chair of Stonewall
http://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/sep/03/uk-ad-industry-lgbt-leadership-group-prideam

FOX UK TO LAUNCH FREE-TO-AIR CHANNEL YOURTV
GUARDIAN
Service targeting female viewers will compete against ITVbe and TLC
http://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/sep/03/fox-uk-to-launch-free-to-air-channel-yourtv

RADICALISATION PLAY CANCELLED BY THEATRE AFTER CONCERNS ABOUT 'EXTREMIST AGENDA'
GUARDIAN
Artistic director raised concerns about the ‘extremist agenda’ of play about radicalisation of young Muslims
http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2015/sep/04/islamism-play-withdrawn-by-national-youth-theatre

REVEALED: THE UNSEEN NYT EMAIL THAT SHUT DOWN ISIS PLAY HOMEGROWN
STAGE
A previously unseen email from National Youth Theatre artistic director Paul Roseby reveals for the first time details of his decision to pull controversial play Homegrown.
https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2015/revealed-unseen-nyt-email-shut-isis-play-homegrown/

MATCH FUNDING USEFULNESS ‘NOT PROMISING’ – REPORT
STAGE
Match funding schemes may not be as effective as first hoped, research has revealed.
https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2015/match-funding-usefulness-not-promising-report/ 

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