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 to declare UK revenues to tax authorities (Hollywood Reporter).
Rupert Murdoch’s UK news channel given go-ahead (The Guardian).
All3Media acquires Silverback (Broadcast).
Vaccine sparks optimism for struggling Cineworld (Hollywood Reporter).
Curzon boss calls for UK government funding (Screen Daily).
Quibi officially shuts down (Variety).
MTV commits $250m to develop More BIPOC- and women-owned production companies (Hollywood Reporter).
Features and commentary
Brit List writers discuss best unproduced scripts from 2020 (The Brit List).
BBC’s Christmas TV line-up declared “worst ever” (The Independent).
Pact and WFTV launch mentoring schemes (Broadcast).
Updates to Job Retention Scheme (Pact).
How different productions are managing the return to set (Screen Skills).
BAFTA upcoming events (BAFTA).
WFTV upcoming events (WFTV).
Latest news on cinema reopenings (Screen Daily).