Film and TV Briefing: Friday 13 November 2020

Posted: November 13, 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

Christmas TV advertising boosts ITV recovery (The Guardian).

Negotiations for UK license fee commence (Variety).

ITN CEO Anna Mallett named as Netflix VP for physical production for UK (Hollywood Reporter).

EHRC issues recommendations to BBC (Broadcast).

Productions look to UK pubs and theatres to absorb post-lockdown filming boom (Screen Daily).

Facebook executive joins UK broadcasting advisory committee (The Guardian).

Job cuts as WarnerMedia restructuring prioritises streaming (Screen Daily).

Apple’s new technology could mean easier multitasking for media editors (Hollywood Reporter).

Warner Bros The Witches remake receives complaints in relation to disability portrayal (BBC).

Filming begins in Croatia for new HBO Spielberg film Oslo (Collider).

Features and commentary

What a Biden-Harris administration will mean for the entertainment industry (Deadline).

How Covid-19 has expedited innovation within the film industry (Fortune).

The trials of making I’m a Celebrity… during the pandemic (The Guardian).

Industry announcements

WGGB launches guidance on showrunning in the UK (WGGB).

Equity petitions for older creative workers to be able to safely return to work (Equity).

Film and TV Charity awards recovery fund grants (Pact).

Resources

BAFTA upcoming events (BAFTA).

ScreenSkills Coronavirus basic awareness training (Screen Skills).

WFTV upcoming events (WFTV).

Latest news on cinema reopenings (Screen Daily).

David WhiteheadAssociate, Simkins LLP