Red carpets and canapés: CinemaCat talks film awards with BAFTA member Barbara McKissack

03 March 2014

He’s a cat. He lives in a cinema. He watches all the movies for free, without downloading.

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The rise of WeChat: China's social media giant

28 February 2014

Conor Roche, from BOP’s team in China, reflects on the rise of the first global Chinese internet brand and its flagship platform, WeChat.

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Mergers and monopolies: managing broadband for our creative industries

27 February 2014

The Comcast/ Time Warner Cable debate in the States makes us wonder how fair a deal citizens and businesses are getting on broadband over here…

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BOP's CinemaCat reviews Inside Llewyn Davis, Lift to the Scaffold, and Moderat

12 February 2014

BOP’s CinemaCat has been out and about these last few weeks…

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Are cuts in funding the biggest threat to culture?

07 February 2014

This week at the British Library, the Warwick Commission hosted the first public ‘provocation’ event in its Future of Cultural Value project.

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Creative and Cultural Enterprise: notes from China

29 January 2014

BOP Director Paul Owens reflects on developments in the creative and cultural enterprise sector in China, following a recent trip to speak at the Forum on International Cultural Industry.

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Creative Scotland publishes film sector review (written by BOP)

24 January 2014

Yesterday Creative Scotland published the results of an independent study of the state of the Scottish film sector, which was carried out by BOP.

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London’s Creative Industries and the Big Society: What’s the Story?

16 January 2014

In 2004 the London Development Agency published Supporting Talent into Enterprise Programme (STEP). Produced by BOP Consulting and Dr Denise Stanley, this report captured for the first time the extent and size of a wide range of community and training organisations for London’s cultural and creative industries.

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Reflections on new DCMS creative industries estimates

15 January 2014

Last night’s Conservative Arts and Creative Industries Network event came at a very timely moment, coinciding with yesterday’s publication of the new DCMS economic estimates for the creative industries.

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Paul Owens to speak at Beijing International Forum On Cultural Industries

10 January 2014

On Saturday the 11th January, BOP CEO Paul Owens will be in Beijing to speak at the 11th International Forum On Cultural Industries (FICI).

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