Film and TV Briefing: Friday 08 July 2022

July 8, 2022

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

HBO Max to stop production of originals in parts of Europe (The Hollywood Reporter)

Some cinemas ban teenagers in suits following a TikTok trend (BBC)

Report warns the Hong Kong film industry is struggling to recover following covid and other issues (Variety)

Disney could soon lose exclusive copyright over Mickey Mouse (though there are caveats) (The Guardian)

BIFAs make their acting awards gender neutral (Variety)

‘Stranger Things’ stage play and spin-off TV series in the works (BBC)

Czech production sector struggling following suspension of film production incentives (Variety)

‘Friends’ creator expresses regret over show’s use of wrong pronouns for Chandler’s trans parent (BBC)

China Box Office reduces by 38% in first half of 2022 (The Hollywood Reporter)

‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ on track for a global opening of $300m (Deadline)

Peacock's upfront ad revenue tops $1bn (The Hollywood Reporter)


Features and commentary

Leading intimacy coordinator predicts the rise of wellbeing coordinator role (Broadcast)

Why some influencers and digital creators eschew ‘traditional’ Hollywood projects (The Hollywood Reporter)


Industry announcements

Channel 4 offers training scheme for young people in Leeds and Manchester (Royal Television Society)

Entries open for Rose d'or Awards (Pact)

BBC launches new apprenticeship scheme in the Midlands (Broadcast)

Film & TV Charity add incentives to encourage responses to its Looking Glass Survey (Film & TV Charity)



WFTV events schedule (WFTV)


Legal updates

‘Realtid’ reality check – libel lessons from a bygone era (Simkins)

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