Film and TV Briefing: Friday 19 January 2024

January 19, 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

EastEnders set to be sold to insurance giant Axa as BBC attempts to raise money (BBC)

Who came out on top at the Emmys 2023? (IndieWire)

Oppenheimer leads BAFTA nominations (BBC)

Films to watch at the Sundance Film Festival 2024 (The Guardian)

BBC meetings held as Lineker is accused of breaching the impartiality rules with Israel tweet (Variety)

BBC's Storyville announces five new documentaries to be released in early 2024 (RTS)

Amazon to acquire minority stake in the regional US network Diamond Sports (The Hollywood Reporter)

International screen trade organisations seek streamer regulations (Variety)

The Emmys and NFL Playoffs battle for viewers (IndieWire)

Vue International heads for a restructuring following industry strikes (Deadline)

‘Small Things Like These’ to open 2024 Berlinale (Screen Daily)

Predictions for Best Visual Effects at the Oscars (IndieWire)

Features and commentary

How have Sundance movies have changed over time? (Variety)

The difficulty for filmmakers when portraying real life people in biopics (The Guardian)

The potential Academy Awards contenders and where to watch them (BBC)

Industry announcements

2024 Bafta nominations have been announced (BAFTA)

BFI and DCMS injects a further £3.3 million of investments via UK Global Screen Fund to boost international success (BFI)

Adobe Film & TV Fund launched for rising talent, with Adobe contributing $6 million (IndieWire)

UK Global Screen Fund recipients are announced (Screen Daily)


Click here for key 2024 worldwide film festival dates (Screen Daily)

Click here for UK film festival dates and submission information in 2024 (Screen Daily)

Click here for a 2024 calendar of film release dates in the UK (Screen Daily)

Legal updates

Lawsuit between Disney and TSG Entertainment is settled (The Hollywood Reporter) 

Live events magnate James Dolan accused in lawsuit with Harvey Weinstein (The Guardian)

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