GBP News 

Kay Mellor interview: ‘Women of a certain age are thrown on the scrapheap – I want to give them a voice’

“For the past 20 years, Kay Mellor has been one of the most successful writers of British TV drama” writes Gillian Reynolds for telegraph.co.uk. Such was the case with her proposed drama about the grooming of underage girls in Rochdale, activity which later led to a national scandal, in which 12 British Pakistani men were convicted…. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

Read More
News 

Ed Westwick BBC drama put on hold after rape allegations against actor

“Two BBC shows starring Ed Westwick have been put on hold in light of the current rape allegations against him” writes Clarisse Loughrey for independent.co.uk. A BBC spokesperson said: “These are serious allegations which Ed Westwick has strenuously denied.The independent production company making White Gold has informed us that Ed Westwick has paused from filming while he deals with these allegations.”.  Source: independent.co.uk Share This:

Read More
News 

BBC bosses pull Ed Westwick TV drama following rape allegations

“BBC bosses have pulled the plug on a TV drama starring Ed Westwick after the actor was accused of sexual assaults by two women” reports hollywood.com. In a statement, a BBC spokesman told WENN: “These are serious allegations which Ed Westwick has strenuously denied.The BBC is not making any judgement but until these matters are resolved we will not include Ordeal by Innocence in the schedules.” Before the allegations emerged, Westwick was filming another show for the BBC, the second season of comedy White Gold. Source: hollywood.com Share This:

Read More
News 

The Finance 202: Tax drama moves to Senate as Trump takes aim at House bill

“CNBC’s Ylan Mui: “The Senate tax plan is not expected to include a controversial 20 percent excise tax on imports by multinational companies, according to three people briefed on the issue” reports washingtonpost.com. The House bill could also create a tax on high-paid coaches.” — Bank deregulation bill gains steam. Source: washingtonpost.com Share This:

Read More
News 

Lavish German crime drama tipped to be global hit

“A lavish 16-part TV series set between the two world wars is being tipped as the first big-budget German production that could become a global TV blockbuster” writes Kate Connolly for theguardian.com. Babylon Berlin, a period drama set in the Weimar Republic replete with crime, corruption, sex and decadence, cost €38m (£33m) to make and is the most expensive TV series ever filmed in Germany.The series began airing in Germany this month to critical acclaim and attracted the sort of attention usually reserved for Scandinavian crime dramas or US productions. Source:…

Read More
Markets News 

BBC fears for quality drama in face of Amazon and Netflix

“The BBC could find it increasingly difficult to produce quality drama because of competition from new digital outlets such as Netflix and Amazon, senior TV executives have warned” writes Tom Welsh for telegraph.co.uk. That raises the prospect that the BBC will find it much harder to make award-winning drama series such as Happy Valley, Line of Duty and War & Peace.Craig Holleworth  the BBC’s head of business, drama, films and acquisitions, has warned that the rising costs of producing quality drama will limit its ability to compete. Speaking at the…

Read More
News 

Incomplete JFK File Dump Doesn’t Provide The Drama Trump Promised

“He was unhappy with the level of redactions,” another White House official said, adding that Trump believed the agencies were “not meeting the spirit of the law.”” writes Analysis Stephen Collinson for cnn.com. (CNN) No one will remember in years to come where they were when they heard about the JFK assassination classified document dump of 2017. Source: cnn.com Share This:

Read More
News 

Amazon Suspends Top Exec Roy Price in Wake of Harassment Claim

“Roy Price, vp Amazon Studios and global head of Prime Video content, has been suspended from the retail giant and streaming platform following a harassment claim from one of the company’s producers” writes Lesley Goldberg for billboard.com. And it was Hulu that became the first streamer to take home a best drama series Emmy for The Handmaid’s Tale; Amazon walked away from the awards show empty-handed.An outside investigator, Public Interest Investigations Inc.’s Christine Farrell, was brought in to speak to Hackett as well as Amazon execs. Source: billboard.com Share This:

Read More