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Entertainment Venice Critics’ Week New Head; Lionsgate UK Departures Continue; BBC Studios Cuts Pay Gap – Global Briefs

15:35  30 november  2020
15:35  30 november  2020 Source:   deadline.com

‘This Country’: Jenny Bicks & Paul Feig’s Remake Of BBC Comedy Goes To Series At Fox, Net’s First Pickup Of 2021-22 Season

  ‘This Country’: Jenny Bicks & Paul Feig’s Remake Of BBC Comedy Goes To Series At Fox, Net’s First Pickup Of 2021-22 Season Fox has handed a 14-episode series order to This Country, Jenny Bicks’ and Paul Feig’s remake of the BBC comedy, marking its first formal pickup of the 2021-22 season. It comes nine months after the project, which is a co-production between Lionsgate, BBC Studios’ L.A. production arm, Fox Entertainment and Feigco Entertainment, was the network’s first comedy greenlight of this year’s cycle. It was written by Sex and the City’s Bicks and directed by Bridesmaids’ Feig.

The gender pay gap at the BBC compares favourably with that at other media organisations. Senior figures at the BBC were frustrated by the fact that the The reduction in the gender pay gap is the result of a range of measures. These include raising specific salaries in response to grievances over

BBC researchers have analysed the gender pay returns of British companies. So far 10 per cent of Phil Hall, head of public affairs and public policy at the AAT said: 'Most people now accept the At the start of the new year, rules came into force that required Britain's biggest companies to justify bosses'

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Venice Critics’ Week Names New Head

Venice Film Festival independent sidebar Critics’ Week has hired Beatrice Fiorentino as its new General Delegate, replacing Giona A. Nazzaro who left earlier this year to take the reins at Locarno. Fiorentino is a journalist, critic and teacher who has been a member of the Critics’ Week selection committee since 2016. “I proudly and with great enthusiasm take on this challenge, aware of the responsibility that was trusted on me. Together with the selection committee and the new programming team we will work in continuity with the path of those who preceded us. We don’t have to create anything new. We will keep our gaze well focused on the present and the future of cinema,” she said.

Baby Cow CEO Christine Langan Quits After Four Years To Set Up Bonnie Productions

  Baby Cow CEO Christine Langan Quits After Four Years To Set Up Bonnie Productions EXCLUSIVE: Christine Langan, the CEO of Steve Coogan’s film and TV production company Baby Cow, has stepped down after four years to launch her own production venture. Deadline can reveal that the former BBC Films chief has set up Bonnie Productions, through which she will continue to develop film and TV projects. During her timeEXCLUSIVE: Christine Langan, the CEO of Steve Coogan’s film and TV production company Baby Cow, has stepped down after four years to launch her own production venture.

'Doctor Who' is a British science-fiction TV series that follows the adventures of a time-traveling alien, called the Doctor, and his human companion, as they travel through time and space in a spaceship, called the TARDIS (Time and Relative Dimension in Space)

The TUC said the gap could be cut further with better paid , flexible, part-time work opportunities, and better paid leave for fathers to encourage more equal parenting. Where is pay the highest? Whitehaven in Cumbria comes out top, home to the Sellafield nuclear complex and a new marina.

Nick Manzi Among Lionsgate UK Departures

Nick Manzi, head of productions and acquisitions at Lionsgate UK, is set to leave the company, we can confirm. As we revealed earlier this month, Lionsgate UK is shedding around 15-20 staff as part of wider Motion Picture Group cuts. The UK office has seen a near-complete overhaul in the last six months with long-time CEO Zygi Kamasa moving on and Nicola Pearcey set to leave at the end of the year. Company vet Manzi, an ever-present at major festivals and markets, joined Lionsgate when it was still known as Redbus more than 20 years ago and has been involved in more than 100 films in his time at the mini-major. Films have included Gurinder Chadha’s box office hit Bend It Like Beckham, Oscar winner The Lives Of Others and The Railway Man. Lionsgate has yet to reveal its UK hierarchy going forward, but as we first reported, there will be a more centralized strategy out of LA and fewer UK production investments. Screen first reported news of Manzi’s imminent departure.

Lionsgate UK Shedding 15-20 Staff As Part Of Motion Picture Group Cuts

  Lionsgate UK Shedding 15-20 Staff As Part Of Motion Picture Group Cuts EXCLUSIVE: Lionsgate is shedding between 15-20 staff from its UK office as part of recently announced Global Motion Picture Group cuts, we can reveal. Lionsgate has been a stalwart financier-distributor in the UK for more than a decade, backing and acquiring a host of Brit movies, often early in their production, and steering strong results for Lionsgate’s U.S. acquisitions and productions.

The UK is the ninth country to reach the milestone of a million confirmed cases - after the US, India, Brazil, Russia, France, Spain, Argentina and Sir Patrick Vallance, the government's chief scientific adviser, told the briefing that modelling suggested the number of deaths over winter could be "twice

By Tim McDonald BBC News, Singapore. The new free trade zone will be bigger than both the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement and the European Union. Businesses with global supply chains might face tariffs even within an FTA because their products contain components that are made elsewhere.

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BBC Studios Cuts Gender Pay Gap

BBC Studios has made further progress in reducing its median gender pay gap, according to a report published on Monday. The Doctor Who and Top Gear producer’s median pay gap stood at 9% this year, down from 10.3% in 2019. Its mean gender pay gap also reduced from 17.6% to 15%. The median gap is the more widely used metric, as it looks at a figure that falls in the middle of an organization’s highest and lowest salaries, meaning it is not skewed by a small number of high earners. Elsewhere, BBC Studios’ median BAME pay gap dropped from 10.2% to 6.6%, while it was down from 8.6% to 6.3% for disabled employees.

ITV Studios Hires Former BBC Studios & Travel Channel Executive Pat Younge As Non-Exec Director

  ITV Studios Hires Former BBC Studios & Travel Channel Executive Pat Younge As Non-Exec Director ITV Studios has appointed Pat Younge, a UK television industry veteran, as a non-executive director on its board. Younge, a former BBC Studios and Travel Channel executive, is currently the co-managing director of Cardiff Productions after recently leaving the Sky-backed production outfit Sugar Films. Younge will replace Denise O’Donoghue with immediate effect and advise ITV Studios’ management team on strategy and business development, working closely with managing director Julian Bellamy. “Pat is a renowned leader in our industry with extensive experience across programme making, running Studios and TV channels.

Among those heading for an early drink was Frank Green, who said he was looking forward to "the banter with everyone" at his local, The Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer criticised the government's messaging as "all over the place". He told TimesRadio: "You have had some government messaging

The UK is a net contributor to the EU budget. Each country pays the same proportion of its national income to the EU budget, so richer countries pay more and poorer ones less. image captionHungary has a new bike-sharing scheme in Budapest, the capital, thanks to EU funds.

YouTube, Grain Make ‘Creator Spotlights’ Series

YouTube has teamed with Oscar-winning company Grain Media to make a series of original documentaries spotlighting female creators. Yammy, ClickForTaz, and Saffron Barker will star in 20-minute Creator Spotlights documentaries, directed by an all-female team. The trio, who have millions of followers, will discuss issues including mental health, family, and disability with the aim of raising awareness and helping others. The films are executive produced by Anna Murphy and Adam Mitchenall for Grain Media and Victoria Jaye, EMEA creative executive at YouTube Originals.

Newen Hires EVP Distribution

Distribution outfit Newen Connect has hired Leona Connell as EVP Distribution. Based in London and Paris, Connell will work on both the French and international markets, reporting to Chief Distribution Office Rodolphe Buet. She was previously Senior VP of Sales at NBC Universal.

Cinesite Hire & Promotions

Cinesite, the digital entertainment studio, has hired Disney and Blue Sky alum Hank Driskill as Group Head of CG for Feature Animation. The company, which has credits including Fantastic Beasts 3 and The North Water, has also promoted Holger Voss to Group Head of CG for Visual Effects, Alexander Savenko to Group Head of Production Technology, and Danny Smith to Group Head of Infrastructure Technology.

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