Film and TV Briefing: Friday 26 February 2021

February 26, 2021

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

Culture Recovery Fund grants made to a further 33 independence cinemas (BFI)

UK bidding war for Harry and Meghan’s Oprah interview (Variety)

Hollywood Foreign Press Association criticized over diversity failures (Guardian)

Winners of the Future Film Festival announced (BFI)

Zack Snyder forgoes salary for the Justice League ‘Snyder cut’ (Variety)

Awards season off-camera economy takes a hit (Hollywood Reporter)

Disney+ adds disclaimers to ‘The Muppet Show’ episodes (Variety)

PACT urges BBC to readjust ‘London-centric’ network tariffs (Broadcast)

Golden Globes: the nominees for 2021 (Telegraph)

Features and commentary

Anything can happen in a pandemic awards season (Variety)

Has streaming reduced cinematic art to consumer content driven by algorithms? (BBC)

Star is Disney’s next weapon in its streaming war with Netflix (Hollywood Reporter)

Is the Academy finally making room for female directors? (Hollywood Reporter)

Industry announcements

Next BFI chair announced (BFI)

Screen Skills to develop national standards for roles in virtual production (Screen Skills)


BAFTA upcoming events (BAFTA)

DCMS summary of re-opening roadmap (Equity)

WFTV events (WFTV)

Legal Updates

Covid-19 Spring Response (

IPEC re-writes script on joint authorship of screenplays (Simkins News)

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