Film and TV Briefing: Friday 15 January 2021

Posted: January 15, 2021

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

Quibi catalogue acquired by Roku  (Variety)

New movies every week from huge Netflix 2021 slate (Variety)

Sky will be Principal Media Partner for COP26 climate change summit (Televisual)

BAFTA voting begins after introspective changes to voting procedures (Deadline)

Lockdown delays for Britain’s Got Talent filming (BBC)

Covid pandemic fuelling growth of film and TV studios in the UK (Guardian)

Glasgow Film Festival moves online (Screen Daily)

BBC to judge Covid costs on a case-by-case basis (PACT)

More delays for Blockbusters (Variety)

Production guidelines updated amid Covid surge (Broadcast)

BECTU reveals scale of freelancer bullying (Broadcast)

Cinema reopening dates around the world latest updates  (Screen Daily)

Features and commentary

Is there still room for scheduled broadcast television? (Guardian)

How UK Producers are handling the pandemic (Screen Daily)

Round table with Hollywood Directors (Hollywood Reporter)

How can the industry collaborate to promote sustainable production? (Broadcast)

Industry announcements

PACT and DiVA partnership to offer job opportunities as part of Government kickstart scheme  (PACT)

Resources

BAFTA upcoming online events (BAFTA)

Coronavirus production guidance (PACT)

Film Festival postponements and updates (Screen Daily)

Legal Updates

PACT and BFI letter confirming overnight stays for production allowed (PACT)

Juliane AlthoffAssociate Solicitor, Simkins LLP