September 2023 Newsletter: UK Entertainment Leaders Launch Impact Survey & LFF News ~ Latest From OKRE

OKRE Survey on Impact - We Need You!

Leaders of UK entertainment industry launch research into impact of content. Commissioners & creatives asked to contribute to survey.

✨ This short survey is open to complete until 27 October 2023.✨ 

OKRE Funded Film, Black Dog, World Premieres to Sold Out Crowd at London Film Festival:

🎊 A massive congratulations to director George Jaques, co-writer and producer Jamie Flatters, and the entire Black Dog team. Black Dog is also up for The Sutherland Award for ‘Best First Feature’! 🎊

Find out more about the film and the OKRE Fund (which is currently open or submissions)…

'Black Dog' World Premieres at London Film Festival

In Praise of Netflix Games:

Games industry expert and OKRE advisory board member Tiago Teixeira Correia lets us in on why Netflix’s shift into games might just be their best move yet…

Check out the article in full on LinkedIn!

In Praise of Netflix Games

BBC & Channel 4 launch new scheme in support of freelancers…

The BBC and Channel 4, in partnership with National Film and Television School (NFTS), have announced a free two-week online programme that will support the UK’s scripted and unscripted freelance production community!

Find out more and sign up!

Freelancer Support Programme

SAG-AFTRA Members Approve Video Game Strike Authorisation:

SAG-AFTRA has sought and won overwhelming approval from its members to authorise a strike, this time against major games studios, after its strike and negotiations with film and TV studios.

SAG-AFTRA Members Approve Strike Authorisation

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