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28 July 2016

Press cuttingsHOW REAL-LIFE TRAGEDY CAN ALTER THE COURSE OF FILMS AND TV
BBC
A movie set in France about a terrorist plot on Bastille Day had to be pulled from cinemas in the country after the Nice lorry attack - it is a situation that film studios and TV networks have become accustomed to as release schedules are affected by horrific real-life events.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36772250 
 
JAMES BOND STUDIO PINEWOOD TO BE SOLD
BBC
Pinewood film studios - home to the James Bond movies - are set to be sold for £323.3m.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-36911786 
 
LATEST VISION REVEALED FOR OLYMPICOPOLIS ARTS QUARTER IN EAST LONDON
GUARDIAN
Images show designs for leafy Stratford waterfront and new outposts for Sadler’s Wells and V&A on site of 2012 Olympic park
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/jul/27/latest-vision-olympic-park-olympicopolis-arts-quarter-east-london 
 
BBC TOLD TO DO MORE FOR COLOUR BLIND PEOPLE AFTER ELECTION COMPLAINTS
GUARDIAN
Founder of campaign group says some coverage of poll was a ‘fiasco’ and accuses corporation of giving it the ‘brush-off’
https://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/jul/28/bbc-colour-blind-people-election-complaints 
 
BP SPARKS CAMPAIGNERS' FURY WITH NEW ARTS SPONSORSHIP DEALS
GUARDIAN
Activists condemn deals with Royal Opera House, British Museum, National Portrait Gallery and Royal Shakespeare Company
https://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/jul/28/bp-sponsorship-arts-organisations-british-museum-national-portrait-gallery 
 
STAGE V SCREEN: IS THEATRE BETTER IN THE CINEMA?
GUARDIAN
Theatre is pricey and divisive but can a livestream ever capture its flesh and blood thrills? Our film critic decided to find out – by legging it out of Kenneth Branagh’s Romeo and Juliet at the interval …
https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2016/jul/27/theatre-livestreamed-cinema-comparison 
 
ROYAL OPERA HOUSE AND ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY RENEW BP DEALS AMID CRITICISM
STAGE
The Royal Opera House and the Royal Shakespeare Company have renewed their controversial sponsorship deals with BP, prompting criticism from environmental campaigners.
https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2016/royal-opera-house-and-royal-shakespeare-company-renew-bp-deals-amid-criticism/ 
 
WEST END CAST MEMBERS BACK SADIQ KHAN’S #LONDONISOPEN CAMPAIGN
STAGE
West End performers from shows including Aladdin, Motown and The Bodyguard have backed a campaign launched by London mayor Sadiq Khan, which aims to show the capital is “open for business” following the Brexit result in June.
https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2016/west-end-cast-members-back-sadiq-khans-londonisopen-campaign/ 
 
FIRE FORCES CLOSURE OF BROADWAY THEATRE IN BARKING
STAGE
A fire near the Broadway Theatre in Barking has forced the building to close for several weeks to fix “extensive damage” to its electrical systems.
https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2016/fire-forces-closure-of-broadway-theatre-in-barking/ 
 
 

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