Film and TV Briefing: Friday 28 January 2022

January 28, 2022

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

Disney comments on Peter Dinklage’s concerns over live action remake of “Snow White (BBC)

Cryptocurrency group announce animated “Dune” series despite copyright questions (The Guardian)

UK films to look out for at Sundance Film Festival (BFI)

Bafta confirms honorary prizes will not be awarded in 2022 edition of film awards (ScreenDaily)

Universal Studios sued by fans claiming to be tricked into renting “Yesterday” (The Guardian)

Robert Pattinson’s comments on “The Batman” reignite fan debate (The Hollywood Reporter)

Concerns over future of UK children’s TV after decision to close Youth Audience Culture Fund (The Guardian)

Glasgow benefits from record £42m boost due to film and TV productions (BBC)

Production studio in space planned for 2024 (Televisual)

Cult classic “Fight Club” given a new ending for Chinese audiences (The Guardian)

Netflix’s first Arabic language film is a catalyst for controversy (BBC)

Features and commentary

Director Mike Newell calls on the film industry to support first-time film makers (The Guardian)

Will streamers follow Microsoft in acquiring gaming publishers? (The Hollywood Reporter)

Sundance dominated by female filmmakers (IndieWire)

Industry announcements

The César Awards nominations revealed as awards season continues (Deadline)

BBC announces Small Indie Fund recipients (Televisual)


Covid-19 update for indies as restrictions set to ease in England (Pact)

Legal updates

Ofcom consultation on compliance of on-demand programme service providers in relation to European works (Ofcom)

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