Film and TV Briefing: Friday 21 October 2022

October 21, 2022

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 

Netflix adds 2.4 million subscribers in Q3 2022 (The Hollywood Reporter) 

BBC director general Tim Davie discusses creative risk-taking at Mipcom (Variety) 

Emergency broadcast scripts prepared at BBC in case of blackouts or gas shortages this winter (Deadline) 

Only 25% of European films in past five years directed by women (Screendaily) 

Channel 4 launches Channel 4.0, a digital-first brand for social platforms (Variety) 

Netflix unveils profile transfer feature in an effort to curb password sharing (IndieWire) 

£15 Million National Lottery Audience Projects Fund launched by BFI (Deadline) 

Channel 4 takes Krishnan Guru-Murthy off air for a week following insult to a government minister (BBC) 

'Winners', Farsi-language film chosen as UK entry for Oscars’ Best International Feature award (Variety) 

Netflix defends 'The Crown' as ‘fictional dramatisation’ after criticism from former PM (BBC) 

Paramount+ to launch in France and Germany in December (The Hollywood Reporter)

Features and commentary 

How Netflix has reversed its fortunes (BBC) 

Vue's deal with Netflix on 'Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery' and the way forward (Deadline)


Industry announcements 

66TH BFI London Film Festival competition winners announced (BFI)

New Welsh media hub launched (Pact)



 WFTV events schedule (WFTV)


Legal updates 

Update to the timeline for negotiations over the Pact/Bectu TV Drama Agreement (Pact) 

IR35 and corporation tax rise to go ahead following government U-turn (Pact)

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