Film and TV Briefing: Friday 07 June 2024

June 7, 2024
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Welcome to this week’s round-up of news, commentary and industry announcements that you may have missed from the past week.  

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In the news

BBC Director General discusses future of Public Service Broadcasting during panel (Hollywood Reporter)

First General Election debate watched by under 5 million viewers (Deadline)

Winners at the Gotham TV Awards (Hollywood Reporter)

Paramount moves Town Hall as Skydance merger is considered (Deadline)

IATSE continues to seek deal with studios (Deadline)

Calls for anti-harassment body in UK creative industries from major industry names (The Guardian)

Amazon found to have breached Ofcom rules (Broadcast Now)

Head of Warner Bros. Discovery UK comments on streaming industry changes (Deadline)

'Peaky Blinders' film announced by Netflix (Variety)

Head of ITN issues warning regarding deepfakes ahead of General Election (Deadline)

Palme D’Or winner set for autumn release (Hollywood Reporter)

Study reveals Netflix is licencing fewer films (IndieWire)

Disney CEO Bob Iger given Honorary Knighthood (Deadline)

Open letter signed by 100 Jewish Creatives accusing BBC of double-standards (Variety)

Alec Baldwin announces new reality show (BBC)

Features and commentary

What is happening to the summer box office? (Hollywood Reporter)

Is the indie tax credit ensuring the UK is a valuable co-production partner for European producers? (ScreenDaily)

Tribeca Festival 2024: 30 films to watch (IndieWire)

Industry announcements

Range Studios International announces fund for 5-10 English language scripts (ScreenDaily)

Indie Next Steps Programme launched by Pact in Scotland (Pact)

How Bectu is campaigning for members during the General Election (Bectu)


£6.1 million in royalties paid so far in 2024 due to Equity contracts (Equity)

Legal updates

Netflix and Ava DuVernay settle lawsuit over mini-series 'When They See Us' (BBC)

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