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U.Ok. Music Targets Summer Return for $1.7 Billion Live Music Industry

In at this time’s international bulletin, the U.Ok. stay music business goals for summer time return; Studio Lambert bolsters unscripted division; Channel 4 commissions luxurious lodge sequence; and About Premium Content material boards Pierre Cardin documentary.

U.Ok. Music, the umbrella physique representing the collective pursuits of the nation’s music business, has printed a report setting out the financial, social and cultural worth of stay music, together with a blueprint for reviving stay music after COVID-19 compelled the efficient closure of the sector final March.

U.Ok. Music estimates that stay music contributed £1.3 billion ($1.7 billion) on to the economic system in 2019. The report particulars a lot of sensible security protocols to be applied that may result in restarting stay music, together with speedy testing, enhancing air flow and efficient danger administration. It additionally asks the U.Ok. authorities for a definitive date for a full capability restart; a government-backed reinsurance scheme; focused monetary help for the sector; extension to the VAT charge discount on tickets; rollover of the paid 2020 Native Authority licence charges for festivals to 2021; and extension to enterprise charges reduction.

Inspired by the U.Ok. vaccine rollout, the report hopes for a return to stay music by the summer time however states: “If the precise help and reassurance is just not put in place for occasion organizers, artists and venues now, then there’s a severe danger that a lot of the summer time stay music season can be canceled.”

APPOINTMENTS

Studio Lambert has strengthened its unscripted artistic group with the appointment of two workers government producers, Toni Eire and Stephen Yemoh, who each have producing credit on Channel 4 actuality hit “The Circle.” Eire and Yemoh will report back to Studio Lambert artistic director Tim Harcourt.

Jenny Spearing joins as the corporate’s new head of authorized and enterprise affairs, unscripted. She joins Studio Lambert from Abbas Media Legislation, the place she labored as head of TV enterprise affairs, and had earlier stints on the BBC and Tiger Facet. She’s going to report back to the corporate’s industrial director, Zoe Chatten.

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“Britain’s Most Luxurious Accommodations”
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COMMISSION

U.Ok. broadcaster Channel 4 has commissioned three-part sequence “Britain’s Most Luxurious Accommodations” (working title) from Spun Gold TV offering perception into luxurious motels Corinthia, The Langham and Chewton Glen, following the workers as they cater to their friends’ each whim throughout a rare interval of turmoil for the hospitality business.

Corinthia is a hang-out of the Obamas, the Clintons and Beyoncé; The Langham, Europe’s first ‘Grand Lodge’ originated the custom of the British afternoon tea and is dwelling to London’s largest suite; and Chewton Glen, voted Britain’s prime lodge, is opening its doorways to tv cameras for the primary time.

The sequence is produced and directed by John Joe Bardsley (“The Island with Bear Grylls”) and is being distributed by All3Media Worldwide.

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ACQUISITION

HBO has picked up North American tv and streaming rights to six-part Scandi drama “The Investigation.” Distributed globally by Fremantle, “The Investigation” is created by Tobias Lindholm, the Oscar-nominated author and director of “A Warfare” and acclaimed director of “Mindhunter.”

The present explores the real-life investigation across the 2017 homicide of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, who disappeared after visiting a submarine in Copenhagen to interview its proprietor, the entrepreneur Peter Madsen. Her physique was later discovered dismembered in numerous places across the space. The investigation turned one of the infamous legal instances in Danish media historical past. The sequence debuts on HBO on Feb. 1.

RIGHTS

Boutique co-producer and distributor About Premium Content material has secured international rights to “Pierre Cardin, A Determine of Modernity,” a documentary on the legendary designer who died final week, aged 98.

Produced by O2B Movies for Arte, the English-language 52-minute movie tells the story of the couturier, from his humble beginnings as an Italian refugee, to his distinctive creative and monetary successes.

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“Pierre Cardin, A Determine of Modernity”
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