Film and TV Briefing: Friday 16 June 2023

June 16, 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

Netflix win bidding war for adaptation of Esquire article 'Daddy Ball' (Deadline)

'30 Years in the Making': Take That documentary to be released alongside upcoming feature film (RTS)

Disney reshuffle release calendar (BBC)

ITV bosses examined by DCMS Committee (Broadcast)

Edinburgh International Film Festival announces opening film (ScreenDaily)

Channel 4's audience hits record low in May 2023 (Deadline)

'Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse' continues to lead the way at the box office (ScreenDaily)

Marvel and DC series on hold amid writers' strike (Hollywood Reporter)

Netflix in talks to livestream Las Vegas celebrity gold tournament (IndieWire)

Features and commentary

Pact CEO comments on the publication of the Creative Industries Sector Vision (Pact)

Ofcom: Generative AI and what it means for the communications sector (Ofcom)

Reuters: decline in interest in the news (BBC)

Bectu responds to the Creative Industries Sector Vision announcement (Bectu)

Industry announcements

Channel 4's CCO provides update on challenges impacting programme commissioning (Pact)

New plans to grow the creative industries by £50bn outlined by UK Government (

The Writers' Guild of Great Britain joins Global Day of Solidarity (WGGB)

BFI announces £1.7m of funding from the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (ScreenDaily)

'The Grid Project': Film London launches first green energy supplier for local productions (ScreenDaily)

UK Government announces plans for local TV stations to remain on air until 2034 (


Report into the impact of creative industries on innovation in the wider economy (

Legal updates

UK Government publishes policy paper on growing the creative industries (

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