Film and TV Briefing: Friday 11 August 2023

August 11, 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.  

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In the news

Disney+ to introduce password sharing restrictions in 2024 (IndieWire)

VFX artists working for Marvel take step towards unionisation (The Guardian)

Emerald Fennell’s ‘Saltburn’ given opening slot at this year’s BFI London Film Festival (ScreenDaily)

This year’s Emmy awards pushed back to January 2024 due to ongoing industry strikes (The Guardian)

Some ‘This Morning’ staff allege toxic culture and bullying (Sky News)

Disney+ to raise its prices, but plans to expand new ad-supported subscription tier (BBC)

Pedro Pascal visits fan’s art show in Margate but the gallery was closed for the day (BBC)

‘Barbie’ surpasses $1bn at the global box office, becoming the biggest-selling film directed by a female director (The Guardian)

After 20 years, the Oscars will no longer be broadcast on Sky in the UK (Variety)

All3Media still exploring sale at a valuation of £1bn (Deadline)

Historic seaside town's art deco cinema set to reopen (BBC)

Local authorities in Kuwait confirm ‘Barbie’ will not be released there (Deadline)

Features and commentary

Timeline of key events as the WGA Strike reaches 100-day milestone (Variety) 

UK crew members speak to the "devastating" impact the SAG-AFTRA strike is having on the UK industry (ScreenDaily)

SAG-AFTRA on the reasoning behind its interim agreements (Deadline)

Industry announcements

Pact and Bectu’s joint statement on the TV/SVOD Drama Agreement 2023 (Pact)

International co-production strand of the UK Global Screen Fund now open for applications (Pact)

Channel 4 provides an update on its digital revenue strategy (Broadcast)


Ofcom report into the user policies of video-sharing platforms (Ofcom)

ASA guidance on misleading imagery in advertising (ASA)

Legal updates

Author, Dan Ackerman, brings copyright claim against Apple TV over ‘Tetris’ film (IndieWire)

Weapons supervisor on ‘Rust’ film set pleads not guilty to involuntary manslaughter (The Guardian)

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