Italy Abolishes Censorship; Channel 4's $1.3 Billion Contribution; U.K. Regulates Facebook, Google

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April 07, 2021

Italy Abolishes Film Censorship, Ending Government Power to Ban Movies

Italy has announced a decree abolishing film censorship, ending decades of government bans on films like 'Salò.'

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Channel 4 Contributes $1.3 Billion to U.K. Economy and Supports 10,000 Jobs, Report Finds

U.K. public service broadcaster Channel 4 contributes $1.36 billion to the economy and supports 10,600 jobs, a new report has found.

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U.K. Launches Regulator to Prevent Facebook, Google From Exploiting Market Dominance

The U.K. government has set up a new regulator to ensure that tech giants can't exploit their market dominance to crowd out competition.

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Cannes Lions Goes Virtual For 2021

The international advertising and marketing showcase has announced it will go fully digital for its 2021 edition, set to run June 21-25.

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Indian Government Quietly Scraps Censorship Appeals Body

India has scrapped the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal, the first avenue of appeal for filmmakers against a certification decision.

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IDFA Undergoes Revamp in Response to 'Transformation' in Documentary Filmmaking

The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam has revamped its program structure, with two main competition sections at its center.

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WarnerMedia Reinstates Iconic Hanna-Barbera Brand With London-Based European Studio

WarnerMedia has renamed London-based Cartoon Network Studios Europe as Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe.

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Classic Cult Film Streamer Cultpix Launches With 400 Titles (EXCLUSIVE)

Swedish outfit Klubb Super 8 has gathered leading international distributors to launch specialist SVOD streaming service Cultpix.

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See First Teaser for Jodie Turner-Smith's 'Anne Boleyn'

U.K. broadcaster Channel 5 has revealed a teaser for its keenly anticipated series "Anne Boleyn," starring Jodie Turner-Smith.



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