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
Involuntary manslaughter charges against Alec Baldwin have been dropped (The Hollywood Reporter)
Disney leading the way on the VOD charts (IndieWire)
Latest round of Disney cuts hits ABC News (The Hollywood Reporter)
Features and commentary
TV producers look to indie film models of co-production, financing and distribution (The Hollywood Reporter)
Is UK documentary filmmaking in a state of crisis? (The Guardian)
AI in film & TV (Pact)
David Lynch laments the decline of cinema-going (The Guardian)
Oscars 2024: dates announced (The Hollywood Reporter)
European Film Awards to amend award season dates in a bid to boost their profile (The Hollywood Reporter)
Sony Pictures Classics acquires worldwide rights to Carlos Santana documentary (The Hollywood Reporter)
Analytics firm Gower Street provides global box office revenue projections (The Hollywood Reporter)
DCMS invites views on Draft Media Bill (UK Parliament)