Film and TV Briefing: Friday 15 September 2023

September 15, 2023
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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

Amazon's call for further consultation on UK streaming laws rejected (Deadline)

Petition urges UK government to finance creatives out of work due to strikes (Deadline)

ITV secures multi-year deal to broadcast the Oscars (BBC)

Yorgos Lanthimos' 'Poor Things' wins this year's Venice Golden Lion (ScreenDaily)

Hollywood stars auction goods and unusual experiences to help striking crew (The Guardian)

Drew Barrymore's talk show picketed by striking writers in New York (BBC)

Channel 4 to put 'Hollyoaks' episodes on YouTube (The Guardian)

WGA to meet with showrunners this Friday for a status update on negotiations (The Hollywood Reporter)

Autumn 2023 festival acquisitions (IndieWire)

WGA to investigate reports of delayed writers' cheques and lower residuals payments (Deadline)

UK government rebuts accusations it meddled in Huw Edwards crisis (Deadline)

AMPTP rejects claims of disunity among its company members (ScreenDaily)

Features and commentary

Increase in film directed by women at US festivals (Variety)

Tim Burton comments on AI imitating his animation style (The Hollywood Reporter)

UK TV production revenues driven to record high by streamers - report on Pact Census 2023 (Deadline)

Industry announcements

Children's content to become part of BAFTA Film, Games and TV Awards from 2025 (BAFTA)

WGGB motion on streaming and fair pay passes at TUC Congress (WGGB)

Equity establishes that pensions contributions are payable on ADR sessions fees (Equity)


Pact Census 2023 (Pact)

Applications open for ScreenSkills' free training sessions on leadership and management (Pact)

Legal updates

Bill passed by California Assembly that would provide unemployment benefits for some of those on strike (Deadline)

ASA issues a reminder that the CAP Code applies to AI-generated content (Simkins)

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