Film and TV Briefing: Friday 12 March 2021

Posted: March 12, 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

Malala Yousafzai signs multi-year deal with Apple TV+ (BBC)

ITV reel in 11.3 million viewers for Royal interview (Broadcast)

The full list of BAFTA nominations (BAFTA)

Nomadland and The Crown clean up at Critics’ Choice awards (Guardian)

12,000 Online attendees for European Film Market (Variety)

Louis Theroux’s Indie links up with BBC Studios talent residency scheme (Broadcast)

Theatrical stage rights to ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ acquired by Level Forward (Variety)

Justice League ‘Synder cut’ accidentally released early (Guardian)

Surprise China-only re-release for 2009 ‘Avatar’ (Hollywood Reporter)

Ofcom receives second highest number of complaints ever and Piers Morgan leaves GMB (BBC)

Features and commentary

The rise of AI in media (Broadcast)

Female Focused content coming up in 2021 (Variety)

Industry announcements

PACT Equity Cinema Films Agreement revisions agreed (PACT)

Chancellor announces extension to Film and TV Production Restart Scheme (PACT)

Resources

WFTV Events Schedule (WFTV)

International Cinema reopening dates (Screen Daily)

British Film Commission Covid-19 Guidance (British Film Commission)

Legal Updates

Film & TV Production Restart Scheme rules (Gov.uk)

Job Retention Scheme Q&A for Indies (PACT)

Juliane AlthoffAssociate Solicitor, Simkins LLP