Film and TV Briefing: Friday 15 March 2024

March 15, 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

Oscars 2024: The best moments of Hollywood’s biggest night (BBC)

Sharon Stone reveals name of producer who allegedly told her to sleep with her ‘Silver’ co-star (The Guardian)

The new EU AI Act to regulate AI is passed (The Guardian)

‘The Zone of Interest’ director Jonathan Glazer condemns Israel-Hamas war in Oscars speech (BBC)

Pact releases their principles and guidance on the implications of using generative AI (Pact)

Netflix wins one Oscar while Apple go empty handed despite their combined 32 nominations (Variety)

Netflix chief Ted Sarandos on AI’s place in Hollywood (Deadline)

Study shows millennials and Gen-Z prefer original content over franchises or remakes (IndieWire)

The Oscars 2024 reached 19.5 million viewers, lagging behind pre-COVID figures (IndieWire)

Netflix UK, PMA and WGGB agree remuneration deal for writers on scripted live-action series (Broadcast)

Is a ‘Barbie 2’ movie on the cards? (BBC)

The Guardian’s ‘The Fall Guy’ review (The Guardian)

‘Dune 2’ continues its box office success in the UK (Variety)

Owen Wilson to star in a golf series on Apple TV+ (The Hollywood Reporter)

15,000 Roku accounts are compromised in a data breach (The Hollywood Reporter) 

Filmmakers Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert address their feelings on AI at SXSW (IndieWire)

SXSW: Deadline’s reviews on Film and TV at the festival (Deadline)

SXSW: Five takeaways from panel discussing how to encourage people to visit the cinema (IndieWire)

Features and commentary

Charithra Chandran on being famous and the pressure of family expectations (BBC)

Laura Kuenssberg discusses her career interviewing world leaders (Royal Television Society)

Da’Vine Joy Randolph on her Oscars win and what her future holds (Variety)

The Hollywood Reporter analyses the Oscars results (The Hollywood Reporter)

Industry announcements

The BFI Film Audience Network programme, SPOTLIGHT, announces investment in underserved communities (BFI)

The Irish Film & TV Awards nominations are announced (Deadline)


Spring Budget 2024: Pact’s key takeaways (Pact)

Oscars 2024: Full list of winners (The Hollywood Reporter)

Legal updates

Roman Polanski accused in lawsuit of drugging and raping a minor in 1973 (The Hollywood Reporter)

Drake Bell speaks out about the sexual abuse he endured as a child in new docuseries ‘Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV’ (Variety)

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