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CPTPP Bill Second Reading

Lord Cameron of Chipping Norton Finally, on intellectual property, the Bill will align our approach to copyright with that of other members. For instance, it will expand the basis on which foreign performers can qualify for rights here in the UK. It will also align our approach to geographical indications and designations of origin, which […]

The King’s Speech 2023

Trade (Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership) Bill “…a bill will be brought forward to promote trade and investment with economies in the fastest growing region in the world.” The UK is the first European member of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and the first new member since the partnership […]

Whole Foods Market bring Betty Buzz to the Camden Roundhouse as the official Mocktail sponsor for the 2023 BASE Awards!

  Today, we are excited to announce that Whole Foods Market will provide premium sparkling soda from Betty Buzz as this year’s BASE Awards Mocktail sponsor! Betty Buzz non-alcoholic sparkling drinks landed in the UK earlier this year and are currently only available in Whole Foods Market stores. Betty Buzz was founded by the star of […]

The Uncommon – Wine of England announced as the reception sponsor for the 2023 BASE Awards

We’re delighted to announce that The Uncommon – Wine of England will be this year’s BASE Awards reception sponsor! The Uncommon will be delivering a truly local experience to the BASE Awards. All grapes are grown and handpicked within just a 50-mile radius of London – The Uncommon is committed to keeping things local. However, […]

Warner Bros. Discovery’s ‘Barbie’ sets a new 2023 record for Week 1 value

  Last week, it was confirmed by the Official Charts Company that Warner Bros. Discovery’s ‘Barbie’ achieved the largest digital value (Week 1) of 2023, narrowly beating ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ previous record. ‘Barbie’, a true global phenomenon since its theatrical launch in July, was released across multiple premium home formats on September 12th […]

The Power and Importance of Industry Community: Celebrating Together

By Robert Marsh (Chair at British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE) & Vice President, International Account Management / Sales, & UK Home Entertainment at Sony Pictures Entertainment) In a world that has seen unprecedented change, both due to the challenges of a global pandemic and the shift towards more flexible working patterns and remote office […]

1980’s Cult Classics Storm the 4K & Blu-ray Chart

Blu-ray and 4K UHD had a very good year in 2022, which saw the formats claim 40% of the physical market and 4K UHD demonstrating 14.7% YoY growth. More recently, two 4K titles dominated the physical charts just last week, debuting in the Number 1 & 2 spots, where 99% of their physical sales were […]

Introducing CROWDY: In-store Experts-on-Demand, Support Transactional Category

Field Marketing Agency eXPD8, a close partner of BASE and our broader membership, has launched a new service titled CROWDY. With some clients not necessarily wanting to commit to the complete retail package that eXPD8 can offer, CROWDY offers a short, sharp, agile, data-first model that matches the right person to the right brand in the right […]

BASE Awards 2022: Category Hero Spotlight

This year saw the return of the Category Hero Awards, an incredible acknowledgement of a special group of individuals who deserve recognition for their outstanding contribution to our industry. We’re thrilled to be able to award Category Hero status to this elite group of individuals for their ability to move the goalposts, challenge and champion […]

UK Cinemas Come Together as the Industry Trust supports National Cinema Day

Cinema venues across the U.K. are coming together on September 3rd to celebrate cinema and cinema-going under the banner of National Cinema Day – a collaboration between Cinema First, the Film Distributors’ Association, and UK Cinema Association. On September 3rd, tickets for all screenings at participating venues will start from just £3. As proud supporters of the Big Screen experience, […]