Film and TV Briefing: Friday 18 December 2020

Posted: December 18, 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

Netflix unveils UK slate (Broadcast).

The Crown sets streaming rankings record (Hollywood Reporter).

Arts Alliance to open London hub in 2021 (Screen Daily).

Netflix launches UK doc talent fund (Broadcast).

Roku stock at all-time high following HBO Max deal (Variety).

Tom Cruise directs tirade at Mission Impossible crew after Covid breaches (Deadline).

Cinemas to close again on Wonder Woman 1984 release date (Screen Daily).

What does Tier 3 mean for cinemas? (The Telegraph).

Release date reshuffle for Warner Bros. (Variety).

Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote clears latest legal hurdle (Variety).

Features and commentary

What Wonder Woman 1984 reveals about the changing picture of Hollywood blockbuster releases (Hollywood Reporter).

A look back on the entertainment industry in 2020 (Variety).

Why Tom Cruise was at breaking point (The Guardian).

Industry announcements

Ofcom interim chair announced (Ofcom).

Equity calls for urgent income support following tier 3 announcement (Equity)

Brexit: a reminder for indies (Pact).

Resources

BAFTA upcoming events (BAFTA).

WFTV upcoming events (WFTV).

David WhiteheadAssociate Solicitor, Simkins LLP