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25 July 2016

Press cuttings

CAN TONY HALL PROVE HE ISN’T TOO NICE TO MAKE THE CHANGES THE BBC NEEDS?
GUARDIAN
Director general has promised fundamental change, but so far his vision has been held back by too much compromise
https://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/jul/24/bbc-tony-hall-nice-changes-tough

FEED ME A LINE: IDRIS ELBA JOINS RIDLEY SCOTT IN HUNT FOR UK SCRIPTWRITERS
GUARDIAN
Competitions aim to help new writers get a break in fiercely competitive world of film and television
https://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/jul/23/ridley-scott-idris-elba-screenwriting-competitions

OFCOM MAY NOT BE READY TO TAKE ON BBC WATCHDOG ROLE UNTIL APRIL
GUARDIAN
Media regulator is due to take over parts of regulation from BBC Trust – but this may not happen until new charter begins
https://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/jul/25/ofcom-bbc-watchdog-bbc-trust-charter

HAPPY VALLEY PRODUCER: GRITTY NORTH? ‘I GET VERY CROSS ABOUT THAT PHRASE’
GUARDIAN
Red Productions founder Nicola Shindler on making drama from Manchester which shows humour and warmth
https://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/jul/24/happy-valley-gritty-north-manchester-red-productions

JASON BOURNE DIRECTOR PAUL GREENGRASS: I DON'T DO SOCIAL MEDIA
BBC NEWS

The new Jason Bourne film might feature a plot involving a global social network, but don't expect to find its director Paul Greengrass tweeting about it any time soon.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36763289

SCOTLAND’S FIRST POSTGRAD STAGE MANAGEMENT COURSE ANNOUNCED
STAGE
Scotland is to get its first postgraduate course in stage management as part of a tie-up between Queen Margaret University and the Edinburgh Stage Management School.
https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2016/scotlands-first-postgrad-stage-management-course-announced/

FAULT LINES PROJECT TO DISRUPT THEATREMAKING IN MANCHESTER WITH £450K ACE GRANT
STAGE

Artists who don’t work in theatre are to be supported to make ambitious new performances in Manchester.
https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2016/fault-lines-project-to-disrupt-theatremaking-in-manchester-with-450k-ace-grant/

MORE THAN 50% OF HARRY POTTER TICKET HOLDERS ARE NEW TO THEATRE, PRODUCERS CLAIM
STAGE

More than half of people who have booked to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child are first-time theatregoers, the play’s producers have claimed.
https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2016/more-than-50-of-harry-potter-ticket-holders-are-new-to-theatre-producers-claim/

N16 AND LOST THEATRE AMONG CONTENDERS TO RUN STREATHAM HILL THEATRE
STAGE
London fringe venues Theatre N16 and Lost Theatre have been revealed as contenders to run a controversial new theatre in Streatham.
https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2016/n16-and-lost-theatre-among-contenders-to-run-streatham-playhouse/

ABANDONED NORTHERN LIGHTS ACADEMY COULD REOPEN UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT
STAGE
An abandoned performing arts school in Hartlepool could open its doors once again after the local council revealed it was trying to find a group to run it.
https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2016/abandoned-northern-lights-academy-could-reopen-under-new-management/

 

 
 
 

 

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