Film and TV Briefing: Friday 10 June 2022

June 10, 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

Paramount Pictures sued for copyright infringement over ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ (The Guardian)

James Gunn responds to critics blaming Hollywood for gun violence (IndieWire)

Cineworld cancels showings of “blasphemous” film following protests (The Guardian)

Dana Walden appointed new head of TV content for Disney (Variety)

Makers of ‘Only Fools And Horses’ win copyright battle against “Cushty” dining show (The Guardian)

A look at this year’s most anticipated LGBTQ+ films at Tribeca Film Festival (IndieWire)

Praise abounds for Disney’s first Muslim superhero (BBC)

Nielsen publish final seven-day ratings for every 2021-2022 network TV series (The Hollywood Reporter)

Filming of JJ Abrams’ new television project in Belfast halted (BBC)

Equity posts an update to their ‘Stop AI Stealing the Show’ campaign (Equity)

The Film and TV Charity launches new campaign for better mental health in the industry (The Film & TV Charity)


Features and commentary

An interview with Channel 5’s controller, Ben Frow (Royal Television Society

Analysts predict Netflix will only see a return on ads after 2 years (IndieWire)

Variety’s ‘Survival Guide’ for entertainment businesses in today’s ‘bear market’ (Variety)

How will media executives respond to a forecasted economic downturn? (The Hollywood Reporter)


Industry announcements

Ofcom explains newly introduced protections for reality TV stars (Ofcom)

Nominations are open for the Makers and Shakers Awards 2022 (Makers and Shakers Awards)

Pact urges members to write to their MPs to stop the privatisation of Channel 4 (Pact)



‘Actresses and Actors’ website matches producers with displaced Ukrainian actors (Pact)

Peruse ScreenSkills’ new directory of training providers (ScreenSkills)

National Cyber Security Centre to host cyber security webinars for small businesses (Pact)


Legal updates

Pact and Bectu agree new rates for film construction department crew members (Pact)

Simkins’ Stuart Smith examines Lego and Sony’s investment into Epic Games and its implications for the future of the metaverse and the games industry (Simkins

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