The evolution of TV news – capturing millennial audiences

Last night, BAFTA brought together a panel to debate the evolution of TV news and, in particular, how to ensure that traditional broadcasters are reaching millennial audiences. In mid-2015, Ofcom reported that, between 2008 and 2014, TV news consumption by people aged 16-34 dropped by 29%, with these viewers increasingly turning to non-traditional news outlets such as ...

The state of the UK film industry – 2016 in review

Over the last week, newspaper headlines have reported new British Film Institute (BFI) figures showing that UK film production broke records in 2016. It’s encouraging data, but dig a little deeper and it tells a story of two halves: a boom in inward investment by major franchises and Studio-backed titles; and sharp declines for domestic and independent ...

10 minutes with Harper’s Bazaar…

Back in July, I was featured in Harper’s Bazaar Work It Out column in which Jo Glynn-Smith meets working women to discuss the secrets to their success, and tips on maintaining a successful work-life balance… Describe your role We Are Colony is a global streaming platform that connects passionate fans to great films and exclusive extra content from ...

More Awards news for Colony

Global film streaming platform Colony recognised in Everline Future 50, The British Small Business Awards, The Digital Entrepreneur Awards, The Screen Awards, TMT Media Awards, The Drum’s DADI Awards, The Drum Online Media Awards, First Women Awards, BIMA Hot 100 and Startups 100 2016.  At the start of the year, Colony was named in the Everline ...

We Are Colony named in Future 50 2016

Everline Future 50 recognises We Are Colony as “a film streaming platform the likes of which has never been seen before by the video industry”. Delighted to announce We Are Colony was named in the Everline Future 50 Awards last night: the “definitive analysis of game-changing new UK businesses”, recognising the 50 most disruptive British ...

The internet (and We Are Colony) has predicted the Oscars 2016 results

We Are Colony has analysed the social buzz surrounding the 88th Academy Awards to predict who will walk away with the industry’s most coveted gongs. And the results may surprise you… Collating data from 90 days’ worth of social media monitoring across the globe, the results are formed from combining data on the number of ...

We Are Colony launches new platform design

We Are Colony has come out of beta with a streamlined new design and a host of new curatorial features. The new design  better communicates the uniqueness of the product (the special edition bundle), the growing diversity and depth of the catalogue, and has strengthened and consolidated our brand and design language both on and off platform. The redesign ...

Last Year Saw More Leading Roles for Women in Top-Grossing Films, Study Finds

Looking at the North American top 100 grossing movies of 2015, the number of onscreen female protagonists increased but leading women of colour remained the same. Dr. Martha M. Lauzen, executive director of Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University, compiled the findings of a content analysis that ...

Film4 wins 60% budget increase after record BAFTA and Oscar nominations

Film4, Channel 4’s feature film division, will receive a record £25m in funding next year after securing 22 Bafta and 15 Oscar nominations in this year’s awards season. The £10m funding increase, up from £15m in 2015, represents a significant vote of confidence by the network in its big-screen division, which backed acclaimed productions including Room, Carol, 45 ...

We Are Colony shortlisted for the 5050tech Challenge

Doteveryone, a new organization led by trailblazer Martha Lane Fox, aims to identify female tech influencers and put women at the heart of the UK technology sector. Women currently occupy just 17% of tech jobs. According to Pitchbook, only 13% of venture-backed companies had at least one female co-founder. In the software sector, women-run businesses ...

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