Film and TV Briefing: Friday 12 November 2021

November 12, 2021

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 announces ‘metaverse’ plans (Guardian)

Visual effects studio co-founded by Sir Peter Jackson sells for £1.2bn (BBC)

Three films tie for most nominations at the European film awards (Guardian)

Marvel’s “Eternals” pulled from Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Kuwait after edit requests refused (The Hollywood Reporter)

Cinemagoers in Wales required to show NHS Covid pass (BBC)

Alec Baldwin urges productions to hire police to monitor use of firearms on set (Guardian)

BBC pulls out of Stonewall diversity scheme (Variety)

ITV expects best ad revenues in its history in post-pandemic boost (Guardian)

Jemima Khan steps down from consultant role on fifth season of “The Crown (IndieWire)

Studio company plans to turn Buckinghamshire airfield into a filming site for a ‘global’ franchise (BBC)

Shortage of skilled crew members raises alarm within the industry (ScreenDaily)


Features and commentary

Peter Bradshaw on why the ‘film side of TikTok’ is putting the fun back into film criticism (Guardian)

Rust” reveals opacity of US indie film financing scheme (The Hollywood Reporter)

How Mike Leigh makes “period dramas that don’t just look like costume dramas” (BFI)


Industry announcements

RTS awards its 2021 fellowships (RTS)

London Screenings to return in-person in 2022 (Variety)

Department for International Trade requests TV related imagery for its ‘GREAT’ campaign (Pact)



Upcoming TV writer, Furquan Akhtar, shares his tips for scripts (RTS)

WFTV events schedule (WFTV)


Legal updates

PACT update: Post-Brexit EU travel advice (Pact)

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