Film and TV Briefing: Friday 23 June 2023

June 23, 2023
TV Studio

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

Tudum 2023: new series announced for Bridgerton, Squid Game and others (RTS)  

BBC announce documentaries marking the anniversaries of The Miners' Strike and Hiroshima (RTS)

'Wednesday' now the most viewed English-language series on Netflix (IndieWire)

Director Christopher Nolan warns of the abdication of responsibility with AI (IndieWire)

Michelle Collins makes Eastenders return as Cindy Beale after almost 25 years away (BBC)  

'Succession's' Sarah Snook to play all 26 roles in 'Dorian Gray' stage adaptation (Hollywood  Reporter)

Marvel's new series on Disney+ faces backlash over AI-generated opening credit scene (Guardian)

Features and commentary

Co-chairs of BECTU's Unscripted TV Union discuss issues facing unscripted freelancers (Tellycast)  

The unspoken traumas of documentary filmmaking, and the toll it can take on  mental health (IndieWire)

Josef Adalian and Lane Brown: TV's streaming model is broken (Vulture)  

Industry announcements

Bectu and UK broadcasters meet to address freelance crisis (BroadcastNow)  

The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Awards will be taking a pause for 2024 (WGGA)

BMW Filmmaking Challenge: five emerging UK filmmakers shortlisted (BFI)  

Raul Niño Zambrano appointed creative director of the U.K.’s leading all-documentary festival (Deadline)

The Film and TV Charity and The Kusp launch programme aimed at future creatives (Film & TV Charity)

Amazon funding 350 apprenticeships across TV and film (Amazon)

Legal updates

New Permanent Secretary appointed at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (  

Disney voice concerns over new UK laws requiring platform to send customer reminders (BBC)

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