Today’s Daily Bite features news on a five-year plan for the British film industry; huge losses at Channel 4 and news that BBC drama has swept the BAFTA Craft Awards.
Britain launches five-year UK film plan… The British Film Institute is to put €356m (£285m) of UK National Lottery money into the British film industry over the next five years. The cash will be spent on increasing audience choice and education. Among its plans are to boost the number of non-mainstream films shown in UK cinemas.
BBC drama sweeps BAFTA Craft awards… BBC drama claimed nine awards at last night’s British Academy Television Craft Awards. ‘Sherlock,’ ‘Great Expectations’ and ‘Frozen Planet’ each picked up a trio of awards at the event, with ‘Sherlock’ winning prizes for editing, sound, and writing.
Channel 4 reports losses of more than €50m… Channel 4 has reported losses at its flagship network to more than €50m (£40m) in 2011, according to The Guardian. Total operating profits at Channel 4 fell 18.6 per cent from €61.7 to €50m.
If you watch one trailer today… Check out ‘The Campaign’ starring Will Ferrell, which will be released in Ireland in September.