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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BSAC Private Conversation: European Politics and the Implications for Audiovisual Policy

30 January 2015

On the evening of 29 January, BSAC held a Chatham House discussion on European Politics and the implications for Audiovisual Policy, featuring Catherine Stewart (Senior Advisor, Interel) and Robert Madelin (Director General, DG CONNECT: Communications Networks, Content and Technology). It was Chaired by BSAC Member William Bush (Director of Communications and Public Policy, Premier League).

This was a private event for Members and invited guests. It was hosted by Deloitte.

BSAC discussion paper examining the effects that a British exit from the EU would have on the audiovisual industries

29 January 2015

BSAC has published a discussion paper that examines the potential implications that a hypothetical UK exit from the EU might have upon the UK audiovisual content and services industries.

A copy of this paper can be downloaded here.

This paper was presented and discussed at the January 2015 Council Meeting.

January 2015 Council Meeting

21 January 2015

The January Council Meeting included:

- Research on the availability of film and TV titles in a digital age, from Paul Wissmann (Head of Communications & Media, KPMG)

- The development of the creative industry tax credit systems, featuring Adrian Wootton (CEO, BFC), John Bridson (senior Business Affairs Manager, Scripted Content, ITV Studios), Marc Samuelson (Independent Producer and Deputy Chairman, BSAC) and Jo Twist (Chief Executive, UKIE)

- Original research, commissioned by BSAC, about the impact upon the local audiovisual content and service industries of a hypothetical UK exit from the EU, from Bertrand Moullier (Narval Media)

- An overview of digital empires within the global tech scene, provided by Richard Kramer (Founder, Arete) and Steve Malcolm (Partner, Arete).

BSAC Response to Cole Commission's review into Government support for exports

16 January 2015

BSAC has submitted a contribution to the Cole Commission's independent review into how Government can better support British businesses to export internationally.

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

This was submitted to the Cole Commission on 16 January 2015.

Ofcom PSB Review Roundtable

14 January 2015

BSAC has held a roundtable meeting with Ofcom to provide input into their consultation: Public Service Content in a Connected Society.

This meeting was open to Members and conducted under Chatham House rules. It was chaired by Andrew Blankfield, Partner, Fieldfisher.