Film and TV Briefing: Friday 23 September 2022

September 23, 2022
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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

Spielberg’s new film, ‘The Fabelmans’ wins this year’s People’s Choice award at TIFF (The Guardian) 

CNN journalist cancels interview with Iranian president following headscarf demand (BBC) 

Next year’s Golden Globes will return to television (BBC) 

Equity writes to Work and Pensions Secretary regarding Universal Credit (Equity) 

Case for Channel 4 privatisation to be 're-examined' by new Culture Secretary (BBC) 

Woody Allen shoots 50th film and confirms he has “no intention of retiring”(The Guardian)

28 million UK viewers watch the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II (BBC) 

Producers of James Bond seeking a long-term commitment from new Bond (Variety) 

Up to $20 million expected over opening weekend of 'Don't Worry Darling' (Variety) 

Quick streaming release for film about Depp-Heard trial (The Guardian)


Features and commentary

Brad Pitt and Tom Hardy: How film stars might embark on second careers (The Guardian) 

How the podcast ‘Serial’ helped to overturn Adnan Syed’s murder conviction (The Guardian) 

Paddington Bear and the mourning of the Queen (BBC)

Industry announcements 

Royal Festival Hall to host the EE BAFTA Film Awards 2023 (BAFTA) 

Full line-up announced for this year’s Tokyo International Film Festival (Variety) 

Further films added to line-up of the BFI London Film Festival 2022 (BFI) 



The government’s new Energy Bill Relief Scheme for non-domestic energy customers (Pact) 

New film releases and where to watch them (IndieWire) 


Legal updates 

‘Rust’ shooting tragedy: Script supervisor’s main claims against producers dismissed (Deadline) 

New film set to star Matthew McConaughey scrapped following allegations regarding the underlying true story (The Hollywood Reporter)

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