The Daily Telegraph has been leaked a list of 177 taxpayer-funded agencies to be abolished by the new British government. There’s a question mark over the British Council, which promotes UK film culture abroad. And the Film Industry Training Board, chaired by A-Team producer Iain Smith, is set to be privatised. (Smith told me the government’s decision came out of the blue. “We are now trying to establish what it might involve.”) The BBC World Service just announced it is scrapping original radio drama production after 75 years because of a 25% budget cut that goes into effect April 2011. And the UK Film Council already is set to close. But the UK equivalent of America’s FCC, known as Ofcom, is to absorb the postal service regulator Postcomm. So it’s one of the few British organisations which will get more power over the next months.
More Change For UK Film Organizations
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