Film and TV Briefing: Friday 2 June 2023

June 2, 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.  

If you are looking for advice in relation to any of the issues mentioned, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

In the news

'Ted Lasso' star addresses tackling mental health in hit show (BBC)

Kim Cattrall will reprise role of Samantha Jones in 'And Just Like That' Season 2 finale (Variety)

Disney layoffs hit target of 7,000 jobs (Variety)

John Cleese will not cut Loretta scene in stage show adaptation of 'Life of Brian' (IndieWire)

ITV to conduct external review surrounding Phillip Schofield (BBC)

Five men jailed for illegally streaming Premier League football games (BBC)

American Film Institute announces 2023 awards date (IndieWire)

Ones to watch: 15 potential breakout titles from Cannes 2023 (Screendaily)

Martin Scorsese announces he will make another movie about Jesus (Guardian)

Features and commentary

Pact & WGGB address WGA jurisdiction (PACT)

Bectu address C4 retention scheme payments stating they ignore vital contribution of freelancers (Bectu)

Paul Lee, CEO of Wiip, comments on evolving streaming market (Variety)

Bectu survey reveals freelancers in unscripted TV out of work and struggling financially (Bectu)

Industry announcements  

UK free trade agreements with Australia and New Zealand come into force (PACT)  

£150,000 government funding for mental health wellbeing in film and TV in Wales (Bectu)

BAFTA: key dates for the 2024 Film Awards (BAFTA)


Registrations now open for BBC-supported diversity and inclusion workshops (PACT)  

Applications open for Production Finance Market 2023 (PACT)

CISAC publishes its 2023 Annual Report (CISAC)

Legal updates

UK trade deals with Australia and New Zealand come into effect (UK Gov)  

New Zealand Free Trade agreement guidance (UK Gov)  

Australia Free Trade agreement guidance (UK Gov)

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