The BBC has named Damon Pattison as its new Head of Entertainment North for BBC Studios.

StudioCanal has just released the first trailer for Paddy Considine’s new film, Journeyman.

New research shows “widespread concern” over a skills shortage in the broadcast sector, which could hamper its growth.

Clio Barnard, the writer of the critically acclaimed The Selfish Giant and The Arbor, is to receive Leeds Arts University’s first-ever honorary Master of Arts degree.

Business leaders from the Chinese tech, media and culture industries are heading to Manchester next month as part of the Children’s Global Media Summit.

VARTA Batteries

Manchester agency Refinery has created a TV advert for VARTA Consumer Batteries as part of a £1 million Christmas campaign.

Early Doors

Pub sitcom Early Doors is returning as a live stage show at Salford’s Lowry Theatre next year.

Morecambe and Wise

Shiver, the ITV Studios’ label, has been commissioned to produce Eric & Ernie’s Home Movies, a BBC Two Christmas special which will look at the early days of the legendary double act using previously unseen footage from their home movie collection.

Ownership of The Bay and Lakeland Radio - based in Lancaster and Kendal respectively - will be transferred to Global on December 1.

The workshop has been convened by the UK National Commission for UNESCO in partnership with the Bradford UNESCO City of Film and the University of Bradford.


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