Film and TV Briefing: Friday 28 October 2022

October 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 

Michelle Donelan reappointed as Culture Secretary in PM Rishi Sunak's cabinet (Variety) 

Disney+ acquires ‘Doctor Who’ to stream exclusively outside the UK and Ireland (The Hollywood Reporter) 

Apple increases subscription fee for Apple TV+ in the US (Deadline) 

Essex County Council appoints dedicated film officer to promote the county to location managers (BBC) 

BBC accused of being 'dishonest' over Durdle Door filming request for ‘Doctor Who’ (BBC) 

Hollywood's COVID-19 protocols extended to January 2023 (The Hollywood Reporter) 

BBC Studios hires new Head of Branded Entertainment amid ad-funded programming drive (Deadline) 

Oscar-winning costume designer speaks out on the “extraordinary” gender pay gap in film (BBC) 

BBC newsreader taken off air after “gleeful” comment (Deadline) 


Features and commentary

Controversy surrounding documentary 'Jihad Rehab', now renamed 'The UnRedacted' (The Guardian) 

The collapse of Edinburgh’s film festival (ScreenDaily) 

Is television overtaking film as a “creative force”? (The Guardian) 


Industry announcements 

BFI and BBC Film partner for a second ‘British Film Premiere’ season (BFI) 

Sara Putt to become the new chair of BAFTA (Variety) 

New BFI National Lottery Audience Projects Fund to support the UK’s independent exhibition and distribution sector from next year (BFI) 



BFI announces closure dates for this year’s BFI Film Fund (BFI) 

Pact’s ‘10x10’ series: Top tips from some of the industry’s leading producers (Pact) 


Legal updates 

Pact's latest offer already rejected by some Bectu members (Variety)

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