Film and TV Briefing: Friday 15 July 2022

July 15, 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

Working in extreme heat: A reminder of employers’ responsibilities (Bectu)

Netflix partners with Microsoft ahead of new ad-supported subscription tier launch (The Hollywood Reporter)

Emmy TV Awards 2022: ‘Succession’ father and son go head-to-head (BBC)

Behind-the scenes story of Prince Andrew’s ‘Newsnight’ interview to be turned into a film (The Guardian)

BBC announces plans for TV news channel merger in 2023 (BBC)

Jane Campion concerned that subscriber loss may result in Netflix taking fewer risks on ‘unknown’ filmmakers (IndieWire)

BBC publishes the salaries of its highest paid stars (BBC)

Channel 4 orders external review into creating an anti-racist workplace (Broadcast)

BBC Studios reports record growth for 2021/22, with profits up by 50% year-on-year (Variety)

Hulu receives record-breaking 58 Emmy nominations (Deadline)

Hollywood's “only in theaters” campaign (Variety)

Netflix and Paramount+ have the biggest UK original slates in 2022 so far (The Hollywood Reporter)

‘Love is Blind’ contestant sues Netflix over working conditions and pay (Variety)

Features and commentary

Interview with Tom Fussell, the CEO of BBC Studios (The Hollywood Reporter)

How Amazon controls streaming, but not via Prime Video (IndieWire)

Hollywood insiders on ‘spoiler culture’ (The Hollywood Reporter)


Industry announcements

Emmy TV Awards 2022: Full list of nominees (Variety)

Applications now open for BFI Doc Society Feature Fund (Pact)



 Rio de Janeiro launches new 35% film tax incentive (The Hollywood Reporter)


Legal updates

Pact puts forward new proposals for shorter working days and other enhanced terms for scripted TV crew (Pact)

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