Reports

20th Jun 2024

May 2024 Insight Report

Sessions: Jennifer Smith (Interim CEO, CIISA) and Andrew Medlock (Interim COO,CIISA) provided an update on the Creative Industries Independent Standards Authority (CIISA); a roundtable discussion on the future funding of the BBC featuring Mike Darcey (ex-COO Sky & ex-CEO News UK), Paul Oldfield (Controller, Policy, BBC), Sarah Cronin-Stanley (Managing Director, Talking Pictures TV), and Mark Oliver (Chairman, Oliver & Ohlbaum).

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24th Apr 2024

March 2024 Insight Report

Sessions: David Austin (Chief Executive, BBFC) and Chris Davies (Compliance Manager, BBFC) on BBFC research underpinning the new classification guidelines; Amelia Knott (Lead Researcher, TV Industry Humans Rights Forum) on research on preventing human rights abuses of ancillary workers in film and television productions; Svana Gisla (Producer, ABBA Voyage) on the unique ABBA Voyage concert experience and the challenges of creating the experience, the lessons learned, and her thoughts on the future of this kind of event; Peter McIntyre (Executive Director of City Development, Sunderland City Council), Alison Gwynn (Chief Executive, North East Screen), Leo Pearlman (Co–Founder and Managing Partner, Fulwell 73), and Chester King (Founder and Chief Executive, British Esports Association) on the development of the screen sectors in the North East.

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28th Feb 2024

January 2024 Insight Report

Sessions: Marcus Ryder MBE (Chief Executive Officer, Film + TV Charity) on new research from the Film + TV Charity’s recent industry survey on financial resilience; Dr Alice Enders (Director of Research, Enders Analysis) on the Media Bill and its sector implications; Paul Oldfield (Controller, Policy, BBC) on the recently published Mid-Term Review and its recommendations for major reforms “to help boost audience confidence in the BBC’s impartiality and complaints system;” and Rt Hon Sir John Whittingdale OBE MP shared his views with Members on public policy issues such as AI & Copyright, Digital Infrastructure and the Future of the BBC, having recently concluded another term as Minister of State at DCMS.

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15th Jan 2024

December 2023 Insight Report

Sessions: Gill Whitehead (Group Director of Online Safety, Ofcom) on Ofcom’s new powers under the Online Safety Act; Georgia Brown (Screen Sector Skills Task Force Chair) and Oliver Lang (Lead Consultant) on the recently published Screen Sector Skills Task Force report A Sustainable Future for Skills; and Lord Johnson of Lainston CBE (Minister for Investment, Department for Business and Trade) on investment opportunities for the UK creative sectors.

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14th Nov 2023

British Screen Forum Response to CMS Committee Inquiry on British Film and High-End Television

British Screen Forum submitted a response to the Culture, Media & Sport Committee inquiry on British Film and High-End Television on 5 October 2023.

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13th Nov 2023

October 2023 Insight Report

Sessions: Ben Keen (Consultant, British Screen Forum) presented new, original research on film finance; Denitsa Yordanova (Head of UK Global Screen Fund, BFI) on the UKGSF’s new data hub; Dr David Dunkley Gyimah (Reader, School of Journalism, Media and Culture, Cardiff University) on using AI to produce non-fiction films; and Ted Hall (Senior Associate Analyst, Ofcom) on findings from Ofcom’s Media Nations 2023 report.

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