Film and TV Briefing: Friday 13 January 2023

January 13, 2023

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 

Golden Globes 2023: Complete list of winners (Deadline)

Fifth series of Netflix’s 'Stranger Things' to have one of the most expensive TV casts (IndieWire)

Channel 5 sees record profits following successful drama series, ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ (Deadline)

A look inside the Scottish film studio where ‘The Rig' (a new Amazon Prime series) was filmed (BBC)

BBC acquires US version of 'The Traitors' after recent UK success (Variety)

UK box office revenues increased by 68% in 2022 from the previous year but still lagged behind pre-pandemic levels (The Hollywood Reporter)

Female conductor, Marin Alsop, mentioned in ‘TÁR’, suggests film is ‘anti-woman(IndieWire)

'Harry: The Interview' has aired in 77 territories, with further sales expected (Variety)

Expansion of Warner Bros’ Leavesden film studios approved by second council (BBC)

Features and commentary 

The secrets behind James Cameron's success (The Guardian)

'M3GAN': Horror for the TikTok generation (The Hollywood Reporter)

How 'streetcasting' finds the film industry's next generation of stars (The Guardian)

‘Deep Fake Neighbour Wars’: ITV’s new deep fake comedy (The Guardian)

Industry announcements 

BAFTA Film Awards 2023: Longlist announced (BAFTA)

Screen Actors Guild Awards 2023: Nominees announced (The Hollywood Reporter)


Government announces new Energy Bills Discount Scheme for businesses (Pact)

Registration opens for Mission Accomplished’s unscripted TV development summits (Pact)

Legal updates 

The government’s press release on its decision for Channel 4 to remain privately owned (

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