Film and TV Briefing: Friday 29 July 2022

July 29, 2022
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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

Pact and PSB broadcasters agree new commercial fees with Directors UK (Pact)

ITV's half-year results show its external revenues up by 8% to £1.67 billion (Variety)

France to remove TV license fee that funds 85% of French public broadcasters' budgets (Variety)

Pact provides an update on its negotiations with Bectu over the TV Drama Agreement (Pact)

Venice Film Festival 2022: Full line-up announced (ScreenDaily)

Amazon increases Prime subscription fees in Europe (The Hollywood Reporter)

Bectu disappointed by Rishi Sunak’s pledge to privatise Channel 4 (Bectu)

Netflix orders both a sequel and a spin-off of ‘The Gray Man’ (IndieWire)

Lionsgate and STX considering distribution alliance (ScreenDaily)

Channel 4 and ITV support disabled leadership mentoring programme (Broadcast)

Newen Studios acquires majority stake in Rise Films (Deadline)


Features and commentary

Could reforming advertising rules be beneficial for public broadcasters? (Broadcast)

New report finds the Asia-Pacific market will be key to growth in the online video industry (Variety)

Who will win in the spin-off battle between ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Lord of the Rings’? (The Guardian)


Industry announcements

BAFTA announces new eligibility and voting rules for the 2023 BAFTA Film Awards (BAFTA)

Applications open for UK Global Screen Fund: International Business Development fund (BFI)



Pact launches ‘Sustainability Monthly’, a new resource aimed at improving climate and social impact (Pact)

Latest film festival and market dates (ScreenDaily)


Legal updates

No Luv lost – IPEC rejects passing-off claims in band-name dispute (Simkins)

Major law change permits TV cameras to film in UK criminal courts for the first time (BBC)

European Court of Justice dismisses Russia Today's attempt to overturn broadcasting ban (Deadline)

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