Film and TV Briefing: Friday 14 June 2024

June 14, 2024
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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

MacTaggart Lecture to be delivered by playwright and dramatist James Graham (Broadcast Now)

Paramount/Skydance merger talks break down (Deadline)

Television industry pays tribute to Dr Michael Mosley (Broadcast Now)

BFI announces King Charles III is renewing his patronage (BFI)

Luminate report shows LGBTQ+ representation is down in TV but up in film (Deadline)

IATSE hopes to finish bargaining by 27 June (Variety)

New survey data supports streaming industry’s move to bundles (Deadline)

Q1 at UK box office boosted by drama films, but Q2 slower (Screen Daily)

President of international production at Sony challenges European producers to exploit more European stories (Screen Daily)

Spend from streamers in Europe to surpass public and commercial broadcasters (Deadline)

Cineworld considers potential sale of UK cinemas (Deadline)

BBC faces surge in duty of care queries from factual producers following ‘Baby Reindeer’ (Deadline)

Features and commentary

UK’s best films of 2024 so far (The Guardian)

UK’s best television programmes of 2024 so far (The Guardian)

Tribeca 2024 reviews (Deadline)

Hollywood’s fear of political films (The Hollywood Reporter)

What does A.I. mean for animators? (Variety) 

Industry announcements

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences elects new board members (The Hollywood Reporter)

‘The Future of UK Film’ conference to take place in September 2024 (Screen Daily)

Women in Innovation to award £75,000 grants (PACT)


Equity General Election demands (Equity)

WGGB election manifesto (WGGB)

Upcoming workshops (PACT)

Legal updates

Fiona Harvey “Real Life Martha” sues Netflix over ‘Baby Reindeer’ (BBC)

2022 Federal Law has led to an increased challenge to reality TV contracts (Deadline)

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