Film and TV Briefing: Friday 7 May 2021

Posted: May 7, 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

Odeon set to join Cineworld with 17 May reopening (BBC)

Changes planned for troubled Golden Globes organisation (Guardian)

Channel 4 and VICE partner again for All 4 content (Televisual)

Forty films to look out for this summer (IndieWire)

ITV optimistic about summer advertising prospects (Guardian)

Jon Snow to step down as Channel 4 News presenter after 32 years (Channel 4)

Jenna Al-Ansari named as winner of Screenshot programme (Televisual)

Sony and BFI launch Creative Diversity Fund for off-screen representation (Broadcast)

Star Wars memorabilia raises money for charity in May 4 auction (Guardian)

Ant and Dec state television industry too “London-centric” (BBC)

New comedies for Dave announced (Royal Television Society)

Channel 4 commissions documentary investigation in anti-vaccination movement (Broadcast)

Oscar and Grammy winners to be offered fast track UK visas (BBC)

Features and commentary

The enduring popularity of “Sesame Street” (Guardian)

Streamers may find mindfulness content a challenge (IndieWire)

Industry announcements

Peabody awards nominees (IndieWire)

Creative Director of BFI to step down in September 2021 (BFI)

Resources

WFTV upcoming events (WFTV)

Insights on IP, distribution and executive producing  (Pact)

Juliane AlthoffAssociate Solicitor, Simkins LLP