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Tax breaks and talent fuel UK’s creative industry boom

Tax breaks and talent fuel UK’s creative industry boom

TV and film production, led by shows such as Netflix’s The Crown, is surging ahead despite Brexit fearsNetflix is rolling out the red carpet in Leicester Square, London, on Tuesday for its first
Trump's $1tn pledge sounds impressive but beware the small print

Trump's $1tn pledge sounds impressive but beware the small print

A word of caution: the president-elect’s infrastructure plans appear to rely on money he hopes other people will provideAmerican investors seem naively trusting of President-elect Trump’s economic
An Entrepreneur's Story of Life During Wartime

An Entrepreneur's Story of Life During Wartime

Going from White House press corps to war correspondent in Iraq changed this journalist's perspective from big televised events to the lives of real people.
Creative sector fills UK coffers as money pours into film and TV production

Creative sector fills UK coffers as money pours into film and TV production

Combined TV, film and music industry grew almost 11% in second half of 2016, underpinned by digitally savvy UK consumersAt a time when the British economy is looking for leadership, step forward Darth
BT deserves credit – clawing back boss's bonus is common sense | Nils Pratley

BT deserves credit – clawing back boss's bonus is common sense | Nils Pratley

It would have been outrageous for Gavin Patterson to get rewarded after BT’s Italian scandal and a big fine for overcharging Credit where it’s due. After the accounting catastrophe in Italy and a big
Peak Bake Off? UK's home baking boom soggy bottom

Peak Bake Off? UK's home baking boom soggy bottom

Analysts say shoppers buying fewer and cheaper baking ingredients less often in sign inflation dampening Great British Bake Off effectThere are signs Britain’s home baking boom may be running out of
UK film industry on a roll as it helps keep economy growing

UK film industry on a roll as it helps keep economy growing

ONS highlights role of sector as foreign movie and TV studios are attracted to Britain by government tax breaks and weak poundThe British film production boom, including the Han Solo spin-off from
'The Night Of' Was a Win, Just Not for Brown People

'The Night Of' Was a Win, Just Not for Brown People

I couldn’t be happier for Riz Ahmed’s Emmy win, but it comes with a caveat.
Journalists set up Second Source group to tackle harassment

Journalists set up Second Source group to tackle harassment

UK women’s network gains cross-party political support for mission to encourage change across media industryLeading female journalists have set up a network to tackle sexual harassment in the media
Harvey Weinstein: police say Paz de la Huerta's rape claim is 'credible'

Harvey Weinstein: police say Paz de la Huerta's rape claim is 'credible'

New York police department confirms it is investigating allegation by actor, who says Weinstein raped her twice, and is gathering evidence to seek arrest warrantNew York City police believe a 2010
Daisy Goodwin says she was groped at No 10 during Cameron years

Daisy Goodwin says she was groped at No 10 during Cameron years

High-profile TV producer says Downing Street official touched her breast after a dinnerDaisy Goodwin, the creator of the ITV drama Victoria, has said she was groped by an official in David Cameron’s
US TV coverage of Las Vegas attack ignored gun violence solutions, report finds

US TV coverage of Las Vegas attack ignored gun violence solutions, report finds

Few segments in the first five days discussed gun policy, analysis shows ‘The gun debate never really happened,’ says Media Matters for AmericaDespite intense television news coverage of mass
'Be ashamed, Alex': Salmond courts controversy with RT

'Be ashamed, Alex': Salmond courts controversy with RT

Former Scottish first minister’s chat show has launched at a time when suspicion of the Kremlin-backed channel is at a peakGuests from the worlds of politics and the media gathered at the top of
MPs defend fees of up to £1,000 an hour to appear on ‘Kremlin propaganda’ channel

MPs defend fees of up to £1,000 an hour to appear on ‘Kremlin propaganda’ channel

Commons register of interests shows satirical show has employed at least 10 Tory and Labour politiciansMPs who have accepted up to £1,000 an hour to appear on television shows broadcast on RT,
AT&T's Time Warner takeover: justice department aims to block $85bn deal

AT&T's Time Warner takeover: justice department aims to block $85bn deal

AT&T has already signaled it will go to court if the deal is blocked, potentially setting up one of the biggest legal battles over a corporate merger in decadesThe US Department of Justice on
CBS suspends Charlie Rose after sexual harassment and groping allegations

CBS suspends Charlie Rose after sexual harassment and groping allegations

Veteran TV host and journalist, 75, accused by eight women CBS suspends Rose in wake of news and PBS halts distribution of showCharlie Rose has been suspended by CBS News after becoming the latest
Can’t hear the Blue Planet II commentary? Get your ears tested | Brief letters

Can’t hear the Blue Planet II commentary? Get your ears tested | Brief letters

Blue Planet II | Charles Manson | Smoking in French films | Theresa May at church | Driverless governmentAs a sufferer of hyperacusis (extreme sensitivity to loud noise) I was anxious about watching
Charlie Rose: two US universities rescind honors in wake of 'egregious' allegations

Charlie Rose: two US universities rescind honors in wake of 'egregious' allegations

Arizona State and Kansas act after multiple sexual misconduct allegationsCBS fired Rose from its morning show after initially suspending himTwo universities have rescinded honors bestowed on Charlie
Why we should be wary of ending net neutrality | Emily Bell

Why we should be wary of ending net neutrality | Emily Bell

Rolling back net neutrality laws is just part of Trump’s giant experiment in media deregulation with little protection for the consumer“Do you want [the internet] to be governed by engineers and
Don Burke accused of sexual harassment and indecent assault

Don Burke accused of sexual harassment and indecent assault

Burke’s Backyard presenter says he is ‘deeply hurt and outraged’ by claims from several women he harassed, bullied and assaulted themNumerous women have accused Don Burke of indecent assault, sexual