Film and TV Briefing: Friday 28 June 2024

June 28, 2024
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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

IATSE and AMPTP reach provisional agreement (Variety)

Harry Potter series finds showrunner and director (Broadcast Now)

A24 receives $3.5 billion private equity investment (Indie Wire)

Possible conversations about sale of Paramount lot (Deadline)

BBC Director General makes speech about free television (Deadline)

Paramount+ to increase prices (Variety)

BBC strikes deal with France Télévisions (Broadcast Now)

Picturehouse to close London sites (Deadline)

Academy invited 487 new members (The Hollywood Reporter)

Channel 4 claims to be outperforming rivals in terms of viewing growth (Broadcast Now)

Labour makes promise to keep tax relief post-election(Broadcast Now)

UTA study finds that 73% creatives think AI will “elevate content” (Indie Wire)

Obituary for actor Donald Sutherland (BFI)

Features and commentary

Who are 2024’s box office winners and losers? (Variety)

Will the IATSE deal reinvigorate production? (Variety)

UK film industry’s requests for the next government (Screen Daily)

Questions over who will buy Paramount following collapse of Skydance deal (Indie Wire)

Industry announcements

Screen announces Stars of Tomorrow for UK & Ireland (Screen Daily)

Deadline for Film London Production Finance Market (Pact)

Film and TV Charity – Looking Glass Survey 2024 (Film and TV Charity)

NFTS raises £525,000 for scholarships and bursaries (Screen Daily)

House of the Dragon major contributor to the High-end TV Skills Fund (Screen Skills)


Case for rebooting partnership agenda between government, unions and employers (Bectu)

Legal updates

Disney given a month’s deadline to explain why it cannot hand over documents in class action dispute (Deadline)

Alec Baldwin denied opportunity to throw out manslaughter charge (Variety)

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