Film and TV Briefing: Friday 11 February 2022

February 11, 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

Film and TV industry emerges from pandemic with record investment (The Guardian)

Edinburgh TV Festival will return in-person in August 2022 (Televisual)

Disney director takes note of schoolgirl’s letter asking for more female characters with glasses (BBC)

Amazon Prime Video will have exclusive use of Pinewood’s new Shepperton Studios (Variety)

The Oscar nominations by numbers (The Hollywood Reporter)

Co-financier sues Warner Bros over hybrid release of ‘The Matrix Resurrections’ (The Guardian)

Covid-19 behind increased cost of making ‘Mission: Impossible 7’ possible (Variety)

The Duchess of Cambridge will be first royal to read CBeebies bedtime story (BBC)

First NFTS Virtual Production Certificate course begins in partnership with WarnerMedia (Televisual)

Industry supports in-person Berlin Film Festival despite ongoing Omicron threat (Variety)

Fox acquires Gumby franchise as companies compete for globally recognized IP (The Hollywood Reporter)

Features and commentary

With ‘Power of the Dog’ leading the Oscar nominations, will 2022 bring awards success for a streamer (Deadline)

The Guardian critics pick their personal Oscar shortlists (The Guardian)

Industry announcements

The full list of Oscar nominations (BBC)


The latest details of 2022 film festivals and markets (ScreenDaily)

Legal updates

New UK International Data Transfer Agreement to come into force on 21 March 2022 (Pact)

ASA publishes summary report on research into harmful racial and ethnic stereotypes in advertising (ASA)

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