British Screen Advisory Council

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The main aim of the Council is to enhance the prosperity, effectiveness and reputation of the UK audiovisual industries.

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BSAC brings together the widest range of UK interests, knowledge and contacts in the industry to provide an independent platform for the regular exchange of ideas and information.

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The British Screen Advisory Council (BSAC) is an independent industry-funded body.

BSAC is a unique forum for identifying new business trends and provide thought leadership to government, policy makers and the audiovisual industries.

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The British Screen Advisory Council (BSAC) is an independent industry-funded body.

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Stephen Garrett appointed Deputy Chairman, BSAC

9 October 2014

Stephen Garrett, Film and TV producer and long-standing BSAC Member, has been appointed to the post of Deputy Chairman, BSAC.

He replaces Michael Deeley, who accepted the position of Honorary President, BSAC, in September 2014.


BSAC Business Briefing: Games Consumption Trends 2014

9 October 2014

A BSAC Business Briefing, on Games Consumption Trends, has been published and can be downloaded here.

This paper was prepared for BSAC by IHS, and delivered by Ben Keen (Chief Analyst & VP, Media & Displays, IHS Technology) at a BSAC Council Meeting on 9 October 2014.

October 2014 Council Meeting

9 October 2014

Items on the agenda at the BSAC October Council Meeting included:

- Richard Williams (Chief Executive, Northern Ireland Screen), speaking on the impact of tax credits on the economy of Northern Ireland

- Ben Keen (Chief Analyst & VP, Media & Displays, IHS Technology), presenting a BSAC Business Briefing on trends in the games industry. A copy of this briefing can be downloaded here.

- Will Page (Director of Economics, Spotify), presenting data on piracy in Australia, including the effects of Spotify's launch upon this

- Roly Keating, (Chief Executive, British Library), delivering a keynote on the British Library's archive strategy.

This meeting was open to the BSAC Membership and invited guests.

BSAC Interview Series: Robin Klein (Partner, Index Ventures)

7 October 2014

Robin Klein (Partner, Index Ventures) was interviewed on the early evening 7 October by Ajay Chowdhury (Deputy Chairman, BSAC, and CEO, Seatwave).

This was a private event for the BSAC Membership and invited guests.

This event was held with the support of RBS.

BSAC Response to DCLG Technical Consultation on Planning

26 September 2014

BSAC has submitted a response to the Department for Communities and Local Govermnent's Technical Consultation on Planning in respect of their proposed new permitted development right for commercial film and television production.

A copy of BSAC's response can be downloaded here.

This was submitted to DCLG on 26 September 2014.