Film and TV Briefing: Friday 21 August 2020
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
“The Batman” set to restart filming in the UK in September (Variety)
TV shows with live audiences begin to return (Broadcast).
BBC news employees seek reassurance following on-air use of N-word (The Guardian)
ITV to set up dedicated diversity team (Broadcast).
BBC news bulletins could disappear as journalism goes online (BBC).
China rerelease pushes Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone over the $1 billion mark (Variety).
Ellen DeGeneres show changes top three producers (Variety).
Indie producers call for radical changes to distribution model (Screen Daily).
Ofcom to look into BBC cuts to local news (Broadcast).
Latest film festival postponements and cancellations (Screen Daily).
Features and commentary
Coronavirus set to impact theatres for years (BBC).
Crisis looming in arts as jobs opportunities shrink 87% on this time last year (The Stage)
Pact agree new force majeure clause with Channel 5 (Pact).
Industry awaits further details of government’s production restart scheme (Pact).
ScrreenSkills online training courses (ScreenSkills).
Upcoming Women in Film and TV events (WFTV).