Film and TV Briefing: Friday 26 June 2020

June 25, 2020
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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.

If you are looking for advice in relation to any of the issues mentioned, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

In the news

Industry organizations call for more support for most vulnerable (Broadcast).

TV viewership falls from peak lockdown levels (Hollywood Reporter).

Cinemas in England can reopen on 4 July following easing of restrictions (Screen Daily).

Latest on postponements and cancellations of 2020 film festivals (Screen Daily).

More than 300 stars and executives sign letter calling for more investment in black talent (The Guardian)

BBC seek further savings, plan to cut 150 jobs over the next two years (Broadcast).

Disney+ to launch in further European territories in September (Broadcast).

Toronto Film Festival 2020 to be a mixture of physical and digital content (Deadline).

Next year’s Golden Globes to be held on 28 February (Variety).

Report claims investment of £9 million needed to rescue Off-West End theatres (The Stage).

Features and commentary

How productions are returning to work internationally (Hollywood Reporter).

Cannes panel discuss co-productions during coronavirus (Variety).

Showrunners from ‘Succession’ & ‘The Morning Show’ discuss writing about the media (Variety).

Industry announcements

BBC to prioritise £100m towards diverse and inclusive content (BBC).

Equity argues for urgent investment to save live performance industry (Equity).


Applications open for “Making it Possible”, ScreenSkills’ career development course for parents and carers (ScreenSkills).

RTS panel session looking into the global aspects of distribution, 2 July (RTS).

WFTV event: Running Productions Under COVID-19: Operating Under the New Safety Guidelines, 1 July (WFTV).

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