Film and TV Briefing: Friday 26 January 2024

January 26, 2024
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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

The Oscars 2024: full list of nominees (BFI)

Netflix subscriber numbers surge following crackdown on password-sharing (IndieWire)

Tom Hollander received Tom Holland’s ‘Avengers’ box office bonus in error (The Guardian)

Pro-wrestling show, WWE Raw, to be added to Netflix in 2025 (BBC)

This year’s Razzie nominations (BBC)

Netflix head of film, Scott Stuber set to depart in March (IndieWire)

Government’s mid-term review of the BBC outlines reforms aimed at increasing public trust in the BBC’s impartiality and complaints system (Broadcast)

Claudia Schiffer brings her cat, Chip to ‘Argylle’ film premiere (BBC)

Doctors sign open letter to complain to BBC and MPs about “unfounded” claims made on ‘Dragons’ Den’ (The Guardian)

Netflix CEO says that the streamer’s film strategy will not change despite Scott Stuber’s exit (Variety)

Everyman sees profit growth in 2023 despite a challenging year for the industry (ScreenDaily)

Production of ‘Eurovision’, ‘Sports Personality of the Year’ and ‘Blue Peter’ to be put out to competitive tender by the BBC (Broadcast)

Features and commentary

Talking points around this year’s Oscars nominations (BBC)

Scott Stuber’s impact at Netflix during his 7 years as head of film (IndieWire)

Did the strikes benefit streaming? (IndieWire)

Content chiefs on trying to measure whether a show is a hit (Broadcast)

Industry announcements

Sony ends planned $10bn merger of its Indian businesses with Zee Entertainment Enterprises (Variety)

Stephen Frears receives knighthood for services to film and TV (BBC)

Jennifer Lopez set to produce new ‘Bob the Builder’ film (The Guardian)


Where to watch the films in contention for this year’s Baftas and Oscars (BBC)

Pact’s guidance on competition law (Pact)

Pact CEO, John McVay gives evidence to the Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee as part of its inquiry into British Film and High-End TV (Pact)

Legal updates

20 years of the Terms of Trade: new report on its impact on the independent TV production sector (Pact)

Netflix settles defamation claim brought by the leader of a Cuban exile organization (The Hollywood Reporter)

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