11th Jun 2021
Copyright Briefing on Article 17 – June 2021
British Screen Forum has published a confidential briefing on Article 17 of the EU Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market (DSMD). It aims to inform, but does not constitute legal advice. Anyone
intending to take action in relation to the issues discussed should consult a lawyer.
3rd Jun 2021
British Screen Forum Response to HM Treasury and HMRC Consultation on R&D Tax Reliefs
British Screen Forum submitted a response to the HM Treasury and HMRC Consultation on R&D Tax Reliefs
24th May 2021
May 2021 Insight Report
Sessions: Simon Pitts (Chief Executive, STV) on the strategy and future plans of STV, including establishing STV as Scotland’s home of news and entertainment by maximising the value of their broadcast business through delivering high quality, cost-effective news and entertainment, driving digital growth through the STV Player, and building STV Studios into a world-class production company; Roberto Olla (Executive Director, Eurimages) on the recently adopted changes to Eurimages designed to bring about quicker, fairer funding decisions, to deliver greater expertise and efficiency in decision-making processes, and to establish an executive committee to take rapid decisions on day-to-day management and a board of management responsible for defining the fund’s policy and adopting operating rules; Councillor Darren Rodwell (Leader, Barking and Dagenham Council) on the recently announced Eastbrook Studios London, located in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, and how it is an example of the screen sectors being used to help drive local economic recovery; and Simeon Thornton (Director, Competition and Markets Authority) on the design and implementation of the UK’s new pro-competition regime for digital markets following a consultation in 2020 and the introduction of the Digital Markets Unit.
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.