Film and TV Briefing: Friday 1 April 2022

April 1, 2022
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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

‘CODA’ becomes first streaming film to win the Oscar for best picture (BBC)

Jane Campion becomes third woman to win best director at the Oscars (Directors UK)

Will Smith could face disciplinary action following Chris Rock slap at the Oscars (Deadline)

‘Die Hard’ actor, Bruce Willis to retire from acting following aphasia diagnosis (The Guardian)

BAFTA TV Awards 2022: Full list of nominees (BBC)

Oscars ratings up 58% from 2021 but still the second worst in history (IndieWire)

Disney announces it intends to help repeal controversial "Don't Say Gay” bill (Variety)

Final Culture Recovery Fund grants for UK independent cinemas (ScreenDaily)

New report reveals French film production and investment in French films boomed in 2021 (Variety)

BBC publishes Annual Plan for 2022/2023 (BBC)

Cut Above Awards 2022: British Film Editors announces nominees (Televisual)

Lack of nominations for female directors at BAFTA TV Craft Awards (Variety)


Features and commentary

Key considerations when filming documentaries about trauma or traumatic situations (Variety)

Why the “end of the Hollywood-China relationship” won’t hurt Asian representation in film (The Guardian)


Industry announcements

Pact initiative to help Ukrainian families and protect Ukrainian culture (Pact)

Oscars 2022: Full list of winners (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences)

RTS Programme Awards 2022: Full list of winners (Royal Television Society)

FIAPF and Women in Animation launch new initiative, ‘Stories X Women’ (Pact)



Pact and broadcasters issue ‘Living with Covid Guidance’ (Pact)

New resources for music synchronisation and child artist engagement (Pact)


Legal updates

Smart contracts – what are they, and what should you look out for? (Simkins)

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