Creative Europe

UK confirms plan to exit Creative Europe funding program

The UK will not participate in the next Creative Europe funding program, which has awarded almost €90m ($100m) to hundreds of UK-based cultural and creative organisations and audiovisual companies between 2014 and 2018. The decision, prompted by publication of the UK government’s European Union negotiation mandate late last month, means the country will not be […]

Creative Europe gives guidance on ‘no deal’ Brexit

Creative Europe has issued advice to UK organisations on how to coordinate existing or upcoming funding programmes in the case of a ‘no deal’ Brexit. The European Union funding programme for the cultural and creative sectors for 2014-2020, has advised that UK organisations continue to apply for funding but also that they follow further guidance […]

Amazon brings British Bear Hunt toon to US

Amazon Prime Video has acquired exclusive US streaming rights to British animated special We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. The 25-minute film aired on UK terrestrial Channel 4 on Christmas Eve (December 24) last year and attracted eight million views – the network’s highest-rated programme of 2016. The Michael Rosen- and Helen Oxenbury-created toon, which […]

UK will cover Brexit TV shortfall

The UK Treasury has pledged to underwrite any shortfall resulting from content companies receiving EU funding when Brexit is enacted. There has been widespread concern and confusion among UK producers about the status of projects receiving Creative Europe funding when the UK exits the European Union, which will happen following the result of June’s national […]