Film and TV Briefing: Friday 24 June 2022

June 24, 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

Ofcom finds that Channel 4 was in breach of its licence conditions following subtitle outage (Ofcom)

Creative Wales and Ffilm Cymru Wales launch new £1m per annum Welsh production fund  (

Ofcom tells BBC to improve its complaints procedure (BBC)

Equity survey suggests 60% of performing arts workers will struggle during cost-of-living crisis (Equity)

Paramount’s CEO confirms older content with "different sensibilities" will not be removed (The Guardian)

Cities across the UK express interest in staging Eurovision in 2023 (BBC)

Netflix seeks to reassure content producers that they will continue to spend (Variety)

Sundance Institute announces recipients of the Women at Sundance Adobe fellowship (IndieWire)

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ reaches $900million at the global box office only 25 days after release (Deadline)

Further round of layoffs expected at Netflix (Variety)

StudioCanal acquires majority share in Dutch FilmWorks (Variety)


Features and commentary

Horace Ové’s rise to become the “godfather of black British film-making” (The Guardian)

Streamers are re-evaluating their business models amid recession fears (Broadcast)

Later years coming-of-age stories becoming more popular (The Hollywood Reporter)

Stephen Tallamy, CTO at EditShare discusses the challenges of remote production (Broadcast)


Industry announcements

Nominations open for the Writers’ Guild Award (WGGB)

Applications open for Canada / Northern Ireland co-development fund (Northern Ireland Screen)

Thailand introduces new tax exemption for foreign actors to supplement its film incentive scheme (The Hollywood Reporter)



Applications open for BIFA’s free ‘Budgeting and Scheduling for Virtual Production in Film’ courses (BIFA)

PwC publishes its annual Global Entertainment & Media Outlook (The Hollywood Reporter)


Legal updates

Pact advises members not to agree to any terms outside of the current ITV Terms of Trade (Pact)

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