Film and TV Briefing: Friday 20 January 2023

January 20, 2023

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 sees 55% increase in streaming during launch month of its new streaming service, ITVX (Variety)

German film ‘All Quiet On The Western Front’ tipped for success with record-equalling 14 nominations at this years’ BAFTAs (BBC)

Netflix announces its 2023 feature film slate (Deadline)

European broadcasting rights for the Olympic Games (2026-2032) to be shared between the European Broadcasting  Union and Warner Bros. Discovery (Variety)

Amazon likely to not renew Jeremy Clarkson's two series following controversial article (IndieWire)

Netflix increases its annual slate of Korean-language film and series (The Hollywood Reporter)

Nicholas Lyndhurst to star opposite Kelsey Grammer in 'Frasier' reboot (BBC)

Nominees announced for this year’s BAFTA Rising Star award (The Hollywood Reporter)

Features and commentary 

Critically-acclaimed 'The Last of Us' breaks trend of “gaming-TV crossovers” (BBC)

How Jennifer Coolidge “became an icon” at 61 (The Guardian)

Industry announcements 

BAFTAs 2023: Full list of nominations (The Guardian)

Critics' Choice Awards 2023: Full list of winners (Variety)

BFI Future Film Festival 2023 announces film programme (BFI)

Writers' Guild Awards: Winners announced (WGGB)


Media guidelines for fictional mental health depictions launched by Mind (Pact)

Netflix’s UK documentary talent fund returns for second year (Variety)

Awards categories open for applications (Pact)

Legal updates 

Alec Baldwin to be charged with involuntary manslaughter over ‘Rust’ set shooting (BBC)

Getty Images to take legal action against makers of an AI image-creation tool (BBC)

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