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Channel 4 cuts back on ‘Dispatches’ programs

According to reports, Channel 4 is planning to cut back on the amount of docs commissioned for its doc strand 'Dispatches.' The strand will air 35 docs in 2010, in comparison to 40 in previous years. Despite this cut, C4 says it will maintain its overall budget for the strand for this year.
January 14, 2010

According to reports, Channel 4 is planning to cut back on the amount of docs commissioned for its doc strand ‘Dispatches.’ The strand will air 35 docs in 2010, in comparison to 40 in previous years. Despite this cut, C4 says it will maintain its overall budget for the strand for this year.

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Andrew Tracy joined Realscreen as associate editor in 2021, following 17 years as managing editor of the award-winning international film magazine Cinema Scope. From 2010 to 2020 he also held the position of senior editor at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he oversaw the flagship publication for the organization’s year-round Cinematheque programming and edited its first original monograph in a decade, Steve Gravestock’s A History of Icelandic Film. He was a scriptwriter and consultant on the first season of the Vice TV series The Vice Guide to Film, and his writing and reporting have been featured in such outlets as Cinema Scope, Reverse Shot, Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Film Comment, MUBI Notebook, POV, and Montage.

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