Film and TV Briefing: Friday 26 November 2021

November 26, 2021
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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

Mediator orders Kevin Spacey to pay “House of Cards” studio almost $31m for breach of contract (BBC)

Bristol named “Green Hollywood” amidst wildlife documentary buzz (Guardian)

Independent cinemas will receive £6m in latest round of Culture Recovery Fund (ScreenDaily)

“No Time to Die” may still make a loss despite being the highest grossing film of 2021 (Variety)

Indies from eight countries join forces in creative and development alliance (Televisual)

Scotland’s largest film studio bought by US investors (Deadline)

Welsh cinema owner faces court action for failure to request Covid passes (BBC)

Culture secretary has not yet made a decision about Channel 4’s future (Broadcast)

Ridley Scott confirms “Blade Runner” and “Alien” TV shows (BBC)

Film storyboards for unreleased 1970s version of “Dune” sell for €2.66m at auction in Paris (Guardian)

Features and commentary

Peppa Pig’s mysterious power (Guardian)

One year on from an open letter to UK’s film and TV industry regarding the lack of diversity, has anything changed? (Variety)

Variety examines the pay of Hollywood’s biggest stars (Variety)

Industry announcements

£15m training fund announced by Channel 4 for opportunities over next three years (Televisual)

Winners of RTS Craft & Design Awards revealed (RTS)


Pact upcoming events (Pact)

Working safely during COVID-19 (British Film Commission)

Ten tips from ten industry experts in ten minutes (Pact)

Legal updates

Pact Equity TV agreement will now cover child performers and SVOD originals (Equity)

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