Category: Film

BBC reveals for-profit business plan for Project Barcelona

Today the BBC gives more insights into a for-profit business model for ‘iPlayer 2.0’ Project Barcelona, and reveals changes to the standard terms of trade to include DTO-rights. Back in March I wrote about the out-going BBC Director General Mark Thompson’s pledge to make “a dramatic leap forward in digital capability” with the launch of ...

XMediaLab: What’s your story? Part 1: Leah Hoyer, Warren Coleman, Linda Aronson

XMediaLab Perth 2012 aims to explore how new digital technology impacts and enables storytelling.  Here are my thoughts from the first part of the conference…  Former Director of Development for Disney and current Creative Producer at the Levity Group Leah Hoyer started the day with a talk entitled “Forward Thinking, Back to Basics”.  She focused on ...

Project Barcelona: what is the potential of iPlayer 2.0?

This week, speaking at the Royal Television Society, BBC Director-General Mark Thompson defined the Corporation’s recent successes and its future in an increasingly “digitally fragmented” world. The DG reflected on his eight year term: the highs (a renaissance for specialist factual and drama, and impressive growth in digital strategy and BBC Worldwide revenues); the lows ...

International Creative Entrepreneur Programme – Meet the Fellows

I have been selected as a Fellow of the International Creative Entrepreneurs programme, part of Creative Futures:  an innovative new development opportunity for leaders working in the creative sectors. From April 2012, I will be working with multidisciplinary creative agency FORM, in Western Australia, which leads industry and cultural development through thought leadership and creative ...

International Creative Entrepreneurs

I am delighted to announce that I have been selected as a Fellow of the International Creative Entrepreneurs programme, part of Creative Futures. International Creative Entrepreneurs is an innovative new development opportunity for leaders working in the creative sectors.  From April 2012, I will be working with multidisciplinary creative agency FORM, in Western Australia, which ...

Cash or Creativity: the Future of British Film?

Prime Minister David Cameron will suggest today that Britain’s film industry should seek to rival Hollywood, favouring mainstream “blockbuster” production over “art house” films. He comments: “our role should be to support the sector in becoming even more dynamic and entrepreneurial, helping UK producers to make commercially successful pictures that rival the quality and impact ...