Film and TV Briefing: Friday 10 March 2023

March 10, 2023
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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.  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

Edinburgh Film Festival to return this  year with scaled-down version (The Guardian)  

Bectu publishes new report on the gender  pension gap (Bectu)

Disney's UK subsidiary reports losses of  nearly $300 million for financial year 2020-21 (Variety)

Elon Musk to be the subject of new Alex  Gibney documentary (The Hollywood Reporter)

Bob Iger says Disney+ needs a “pricing  strategy that makes sense” and discusses Hulu’s fate (Variety)

GB News suffered losses of over £30m in  its first year on air (The Guardian)

Where to watch the films nominated at this  year’s Oscars (BBC)

Sharon Stone says scene in ‘Basic  Instinct’ impacted custody battle over her son (The Guardian)

Amazon Prime Video signs agreement with  BBFC to produce age ratings for content (Variety)

Gary Glitter documentary series in  production at Netflix (The  Hollywood Reporter)

BBC Studios to distribute formats from  Rebel Rebel Pictures (Deadline)

Features and commentary

The BBC faces challenges around  impartiality after recent Gary Lineker tweet (BBC)  

The similarities between Korean dramas and  Bollywood (BBC)

Industry announcements

BFI appoints Kristy Matheson as new  festivals director (BFI)

Film and TV Charity’s Alex Pumfrey to move  to ITV as director of strategic partnerships (ScreenDaily)


Applications being accepted for the  Breakthrough strand of the London Screenings showcase (Pact)  

2023 ‘Stories x Women’ initiative: applications  open for women animators and producing partners (Pact)

Legal Updates

The ‘Mark Steyn’ programme on GB  News found to be in breach of the Ofcom Code (Ofcom)  

Higher rates for background artistes negotiated (Bectu)

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