Film and TV Briefing: Friday 9 April 2021

Posted: April 9, 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

The winners at the 27th SAG Awards (BBC)

BAFTA Fellowship to be awarded to Ang Lee (BAFTA)

Equity to establish a network to promote Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities in drama (BBC)

New charity, UK Muslim Film launched to promote onscreen Muslim representation (BFI)

Independent cinemas in England benefit from Culture Recovery Fund second round (Screen Daily)

Channel 4’s Indie Growth Fund adds Duck Soup Films to its mix (Channel 4)

New BBC4 show will see amateur photographers mentored by Rankin (Televisual)

Italy ends film censorship (Variety)

The Crown Season 5 to commence filming in July  (Variety)

Fans of Bridgerton’s Duke of Hastings mourn his absence from its second season (Guardian)

BFI Flare reaches increased audiences (BFI)

Warner Media brings back Hanna-Barbera name in Europe (Hollywood Reporter)

Celebrity version of Great British Bake Off set for debut on Amazon Prime (Broadcast)

Features and commentary

The box office success of Godzilla vs. Kong (Guardian)

Predictions for Emmy award winners (Indiewire)

Inside the lockdown BAFTA campaign trail (Deadline)

Industry announcements

Grierson Awards 2021 open for entries (The Grierson Trust)

EY report demonstrates Channel 4’s contribution to the UK economy (Channel 4)

DCMS reports success of grants and loans in the culture sector (Gov.uk)

Resources

Covid-19 update for indies (PACT)

ScreenSkills information and resources (ScreenSkills)

WFTV events for “Upskilling April” (WFTV)

Legal Updates

Ofcom opens consultation on guidance on notification requirement for video-on-demand (Ofcom)

Juliane AlthoffAssociate Solicitor, Simkins LLP