Film and TV Briefing: Friday 22 March 2024

March 22, 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

Bafta TV Awards 2024: full list of nominations (BBC)

Who could be the next James Bond? (The Guardian)

The British Board of Film Classification updates its age classification guidelines (The Hollywood Reporter)

Pact explains the changes to claiming creative industry tax reliefs (Pact)

Five GB News programmes featuring politicians as news presenters broke broadcasting rules (Ofcom)

Labour selects former ‘Gogglebox’ participant to run against deputy PM at the next general election (The Guardian)

‘Downton Abbey’ to return to screens with a third and final film (BBC)

Disney increases its streaming ad capabilities as it joins with Google and Trade Desk (Variety)

BFC, Pinewood and UK Screen Alliance chiefs give evidence on the impact of the Spring budget measures to Parliament’s cross-party inquiry into British film and high-end TV (ScreenDaily)

‘Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour (Taylor’s Version)’ becomes Disney+’s most watched music film (Variety)

Former Nickelodeon producer and writer, Dan Schneider apologises for “embarrassing” behaviour shown in new docuseries ‘Quiet on Set’ (Deadline)

The BBC acquires legal drama ‘Suits’ (Deadline)

The National Film and TV school introduces a new course in intimacy coordination (Variety)

Overall TV usage in the US declines in February despite Super Bowl Sunday setting a viewing time record (The Hollywood Reporter)

Christopher Nolan on ‘Godzilla Minus One’ (IndieWire)

Timothée Chalamet leads the two top domestic grossing films of the last 8 months with ‘Dune 2’ and ‘Wonka’, making history (IndieWire)

Features and commentary

The Guardian’s analysis of this year’s TV Bafta shortlist (The Guardian)

AI and filmmaking discussions at SXSW (IndieWire)

Industry announcements

Pact submits response to Ofcom’s consultation on Channel 4’s upcoming licence renewal (Pact)

Walter Hill to receive the WGA’s 2024 Laurel Award for screenwriting achievement (The Hollywood Reporter)


Dates announced for the 2025 Sundance Film Festival (IndieWire)

WFTV events schedule (WFTV)

Legal updates

Further detail on the agreement reached by Netflix UK, WGGB and PMA on remuneration for UK writers on Netflix scripted live-action commissioned series (Pact)

Donald Trump sues ABC for defamation over comments made during a Nancy Mace interview (Deadline)

‘Rust’ armorer seeks release from jail and retrial (Variety)

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