Film and TV Briefing: Friday 17 March 2023

March 17, 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

Oscars 2023: Full list of winners (The Hollywood Reporter)

Quentin Tarantino reported to start shopping his tenth and, possibly, final film shortly (Variety)    

‘Naatu Naatu’ becomes first Indian film song to win an Oscar (BBC)  

‘The Last of Us’ becomes HBO's most-viewed title on its streaming platform in Europe (Variety)  

Pact welcomes the Government’s announcement on UK audio-visual tax reliefs (Pact)  

Ofcom's chief executive discusses BBC impartiality rules following Gary Lineker row (BBC)  

BBC's Fiona Bruce steps down from charity role after ‘Question Time’ clarification (Deadline)  

Linear children’s TV channel, CITV to be closed and replaced by ITVX Kids (RTS)  

Oscars 2023: TV ratings improve on last year but still the third worst in its history (The Guardian)  

Plans for new eight-stage film studios in High Wycombe approved (BBC)  

Special prosecutor stands down in Alec Baldwin ‘Rust’ case  (Deadline)  

Features and commentary  

The process of naming films (Variety)  

The highs and lows of creating TV theme songs (The Guardian)  

‘Film’ or ‘movie’? John Boorman explains (The Guardian)  

Industry announcements  

Bectu's response to the Spring Budget (Bectu)

The BFI and BAFTA announce recipients of LGBTQIA+ mentoring scheme  (Deadline)    


‘Made’: new online series featuring some  of the UK’s most successful and influential producers (Pact)

New report on what young Europeans think about British content  (Pact)    

Legal updates  

Summary of key announcements in the Spring Budget for the film & TV sector (Simkins)

New Pact / Musicians' Union Agreement 2023 - 2025 (Pact)  

Ofcom reiterates rules on politicians appearing on TV and radio  (Ofcom)  

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