Film and TV Briefing: Friday 27 January 2023

January 27, 2023

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 

Full list of nominees for the Oscars 2023 (Deadline)

Screenings of BBC documentary on PM Modi blocked in India (BBC)

Medics called during UK filming of new Netflix 'Squid Game: The Challenge' reality series (Variety)

'Till' writer-director, Chinonye Chukwu on the "unabashed misogyny towards Black women" following Oscars snub (The Hollywood Reporter)

Growth forecast for streaming subscriptions in 2023 (Variety)

Astronaut Tim Peake to present Channel 5’s first space series, as broadcaster seeks to commission more ‘high-end’ shows (The Guardian)

BBC chairman rules out resignation in row over Boris Johnson loan (BBC)

'Avatar: The Way of Water' reported to have exceeded $2bn in worldwide box-office receipts (The Guardian)

Prime video to produce 'The Silent Service', its first Japanese Amazon Original film (Deadline)

Razzie Awards: 12 year old removed from ‘worst actress’ category following backlash (The Guardian)

Features and commentary 

“100%”: Reality TV's enduring catchphrase (The Guardian)

Oscars 2023: This year’s talking points, and Andrea Riseborough’s surprise nomination (BBC)

Industry announcements 

Future Film Festival 2023 announces events programme (BFI)

BFI Southbank and BFI IMAX announce March programme (BFI)


Advice on inclusivity and accessibility when making productions (ScreenSkills)

Pact ‘Industry Trends’ series: New episode on “network programming in the streaming era” (Pact)

Advice on how to create positive dynamics within production teams (Pact)

Legal updates 

Ofcom completes assessment of complaints oncomments made by Gary Neville on ITV (Ofcom)

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