Film and TV Briefing: Friday 25 March 2022

March 25, 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

Lord Michael Grade appointed as new Ofcom chairman (BBC)

Iris Knobloch appointed first female president of Cannes Film Festival (Variety)

BBC World Service to receive more than £4m of extra funding to help combat the spread of disinformation about the war in Ukraine (BBC)

‘The Batman’ continues to top UK box office, as ‘Jujutsu Kaisen o’ debuts in second place (Variety)

Oscars 2022: The contenders in the new 'Fan Favourite' category (BBC)

HBO Max plans to double orders of EMEA originals (Broadcast)

‘Spider Man: No Way Home’ continues success by topping VOD charts (IndieWire)

Winners of the 2022 Writers Guild Awards (Writers Guild Awards)

Ofcom’s statement on why it revoked RT's broadcast licence (Ofcom)

 Producers Guild Awards 2022: Full list of winners (Deadline)

Disney workers walk out over Florida’s 'Don't Say Gay’ bill (The Guardian)

 International Documentary Association welcomes newly formed employees’ union (IndieWire)


Features and commentary

Interview with Sergei Loznitsa, the Ukrainian filmmaker who recently resigned from the EFA (The Guardian)

How ‘Luca’ helped changed Pixar's culture (IndieWire)

Oscars: How the Academy is trying to stay relevant, and whether relevance matters at all (BBC)


Industry announcements

Channel 4 and Motion Content Group launch new fund to boost commissions from ethnically diverse-led production companies (Variety)

Beta Group and Series Mania launch new film-to-tv initiative (Hollywood Reporter)

New call for evidence on working practices in the creative industries (Pact)



Guide to 2022 film festivals and markets: Postponements, cancellations and updates (ScreenDaily)

Chancellor's Spring Statement: How the new measures may affect Equity members (Equity)

 Legal updates

ASA releases guidance on ad regulation in the Metaverse (Advertising Standards Authority)

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