1st Apr 2021
British Screen Forum Business Briefing: High-end Television Drama: An Update
British Screen Forum has published a Business Briefing, ‘High-end Television Drama: An Update.’ This paper was prepared for British Screen Forum by Ben Keen, and was presented at the January 2021 Insight Event, accompanied by a complementary presentation.
31st Mar 2021
British Screen Forum Response to BEIS Consultation on Subsidy Control: Designing a New Approach for the UK.
British Screen Forum submitted a response to the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Consultation on Subsidy Control: Designing a New Approach for the UK.
31st Mar 2021
March 2021 Insight Report
Sessions: Dr Jo Twist (CEO, Ukie) setting the scene on the current state of the games industry and marketplace, and James Butcher (Director UK & Ireland, Xbox) and Hayley Uyrus (Director of Brand Communications, Tonic Games Group) on changing business models in games; Lyndsay Duthie (CEO, PGGB) on the Production Guild of Great Britain’s Diversity and Inclusion Action Group; Rishi Kapoor (Founder and CEO, Paus TV) on Paus TV, a new video streaming platform dedicated to independent films and supporting talented creators, powered by tips; and The Honourable Steven Guilbeault PC MP (Minister of Canadian Heritage) on the Modernization of the Canadian Broadcasting Act, a bill that seeks to guarantee that internet giants and online broadcasters contribute their fair share, to ensure that all content providers contribute to the creation of Canadian content in both Official Languages, and to promote this content on their platforms.
2nd Feb 2021
January 2021 Insight Report
A Members and Associate Members-only report of the Insight Event 14 January 2021.
Sessions: Ben Keen (Consultant, British Screen Forum) on the UK TV drama outlook, providing an update on his 2019 Business Briefing that examined concerns aired by producer Peter Kosminsky; Dr Martin Smith (Special Adviser, Ingenious Group) on the questions those interested in the future of independent UK film should be asking in light of the profound changes in the marketplace over recent years and the difficulties currently faced by the sector; Rose Adkins Hulse (Founder and CEO, Screenhits TV) on ScreenHits TV, a streaming video aggregator app that lets consumers place everything they want to watch in one place; and Rob Huber (MD — UK & Ireland, Universal Pictures International) and Hamish Moseley (MD, Altitude Group) on recent trends in film distribution, key challenges and strategies for future success.
26th Jan 2021
British Screen Forum Response to BEIS Consultation on Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Requirements for Lighting Products
British Screen Forum submitted a response to the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Consultation on Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Requirements for Lighting Products.
18th Dec 2020
November 2020 Insight Report
A Members and Associate Members-only report of the Insight Event 25 November 2020.
Sessions: Ben McOwen Wilson (YouTube UK & Ireland Managing Director) on building the next generation of British creative businesses, Leon Forde (Managing Director, Olsberg·SPI) presenting the findings of Olsberg-SPI’s report on ‘Global Screen Production – The Impact of Film & TV Production on Economic Recovery from COVID-19,’ Steve Langdon (Regional Director EMEA & ANZ, Parrot Analytics) presenting the Parrot Analytics 2020 Insights Calendar, and a conversation with Josh Berger CBE (President and Managing Director, Warner Bros. Entertainment UK, Eire & Spain and President, Harry Potter Global Franchise Development) discussing the exploitation of IP through the development of one of the most successful and best loved franchises of all time, and reflecting on his 30-plus year career at Warner Bros.