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Friday, 20 April, 2001, 17:12 GMT 18:12 UK
Screendaily.com gets reprieve
Screen Daily
Screen Daily had been replaced with a holding page
The British film news website, Screendaily.com, has been resurrected just three weeks after being scrapped as part of its owners' cost-cutting drive.

Staff persuaded their bosses at Emap Digital - the online arm of magazine publishers Emap - that the site was worth saving.

It was axed three weeks ago as part of a wide-ranging cut in the company's ventures, which saw about 12 other sites disappear.

Screendaily.com is the internet offshoot of trade magazine Screen International.

Savings

The Media Guardian reports that Screen International's publisher, Anne-Marie Flynn and her staff successfully lobbied Emap Digital boss Paul Keenan to keep the service alive.

They said the saving gained by scrapping it would be relatively small as it employs just one full-time journalist.

The site claims to provide Europe's only daily-updated film industry news.

The staff were able to convince Keenan that a European answer to the American film news sites Variety and the Hollywood Reporter is a viable option.

Cuts

At the end of March, Screendaily.com was one of a string of sites shut by Emap Digital.

Emap Digital will spend 25m this year - just one tenth of the yearly spend it predicted at the beginning of 2000.

More than 20 jobs were said to have been lost in its UK offices at the end of March, with up to 100 of the company's 400 worldwide staff laid off.

Last month's announcement was the third time the company cut its digital budget.

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