Film and TV Briefing: Friday 26 August 2022

August 26, 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

Cineworld considering filing for bankruptcy in the US (The Guardian)

Pact releases new recommended terms for engaging crew on new scripted TV productions (Pact)

Bectu issues further statement on Bectu/Pact TV Drama Agreement (Bectu)

ITV to launch streaming service ITVX in November 2022 (Variety)

MGM and Warner Bros. agree multi-year distribution deal, including for the new ‘Bond’ film (Deadline)

BAFTA launches ‘Behind every BAFTA’ campaign to inspire new talent (BAFTA)

Edinburgh TV Festival panel discuss diversity in the UK TV industry (The Hollywood Reporter)

UK broadcasters launch "TV Access Project" to try to improve disabled inclusion on and off screen (Variety)

ITV Studios chief explains why ‘Love Island’ success is behind the ‘Big Brother’ reboot (Deadline)

Amazon Studios will continue to invest in UK productions, with no intention to shift its strategy (Variety)

‘House of The Dragon’ sets new record for biggest series premiere in HBO history (ScreenDaily)

Features and commentary

Should graphic birth scenes on TV carry a trigger warning? (BBC)

Andrew Garfield discusses method acting (Variety)

Why more films are shooting in Southeast Europe (Variety)


Industry announcements

The Czech Republic reinstates film production incentives at lower rate of 20% (Variety)

Equity launches its "Statement of Commitment Against Bullying, Harassment and Inappropriate Behaviour in TV", backed by 21 major TV organisations (Equity)

Applications open for the International Business Development strand of the UK Global Screen Fund (Pact)

Sky announces its Assistant Commissioner programme (Broadcast)



WFTV events schedule (WFTV)


Legal updates

A mysterious affair solved – evidence suggests that “Wagatha Christie” was right all along

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