Film and TV Briefing: Friday 16 December 2022

December 16, 2022

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 

ITV to refresh drama strategy through rebranded streaming service ITVX (Variety)

Survey finds producers' costs increasing by between 10 to 20% over past year (Pact)

Full list of nominations for the Golden Globes 2023 (BBC)

Bectu members vote to accept new Pact/Bectu TV Drama Agreement (Bectu)

Netflix's 'Harry and Meghan' becomes its most-watched documentary in first week (The Guardian)

BBC Studios looks to expand its presence in Los Angeles (Deadline)

'Peep Show' US remake to be attempted for fifth time (The Guardian)

Producer of Queer film ‘Burning Days’ say Turkey has demanded they repay the production funding awarded to the film, nearly seven months after premiere (ScreenDaily)

Attempts to purchase and re-open cinema Edinburgh Filmhouse fail (BBC)

BBC sets new commitments to try improve the representation of disabled people (Pact)

Features and commentary 

The problem with the fantasy genre and dwarfism (The Guardian)

The rise of FAST services (Deadline)

Has Netflix’s ‘Wednesday’ become a “pop culture phenomenon”? (The Guardian)

Industry announcements 

BBC appoints private equity boss, Damon Buffini in a bid to make it more commercial (The Guardian)

Pact elects Jane Muirhead as new chair (Broadcast)

BFI Flare 2023: Dates for the London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival have been announced (BFI)

BFI begins to look for new director of the London Film Festival (ScreenDaily)


New template crew agreements available to download from Pact (Pact)

Legal updates 

Pact Bectu TV Drama Agreement 2023: New agreement comes into force on 1 January 2023 (Pact)

New financial and contract terms agreed between the Musicians Union and Pact (Pact)

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