Film and TV Briefing: Friday 2 October 2020

Posted: October 2, 2020

Welcome to this week’s round-up of news, commentary and industry announcements that you may have missed from the past week.

If you are looking for advice in relation to any of the issues mentioned, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

In the news

Westminster media forum warns of challenges despite production boom (Screen Daily).

Netflix leads the pack in international Emmy nominations (Hollywood Reporter).

Government demands transparency over BBC & Ofcom roles (Broadcast).

Amazon acquires Borat sequel (Deadline).

Channel 5 wins record ratings with Yorkshire programming (The Guardian).

BBC updates racist language guidance (Broadcast).

Dancing on my own – Strictly to be filmed without audience (Broadcast).

BBC backs out of decision to axe Red Button services (BBC).

Apple resumes UK drama production (Deadline).

“Innovative” ITV programme to announce Olivier awards (The Stage).

Features and commentary

What do Covid supervisors do? (Broadcast).

Filmmakers warn US government over potential extinction of cinemas (Hollywood Reporter).

Why film production is thriving in Ukraine (Screen Daily).

Industry announcements

Chancellor announces new Job Support Scheme and Pay as you Grow (Pact).

BAFTA publishes 2020 review (BAFTA).

BBC publishes progress report on meeting its Diversity Commissioning Code of Practice (BBC).

Resources

List of rescheduled film festivals for 2020 (Screen Daily).

WFTV Event: Forgotten Freelancers – What Next? (WFTV).

BAFTA programme of free online events (BAFTA).

David Whitehead, Associate, Simkins LLP