Film and TV Briefing: Friday 29 October 2021

October 29, 2021
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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.

If you are looking for advice in relation to any of the issues mentioned, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

In the news

Criminal charges a possibility in “Rust” film set shooting (Guardian)

Provisional Area Standards Agreement deal reached to avoid further risk of IATSE strike (Deadline)

Universal’s adaptation of “Wicked” delayed and relocating to the UK (The Hollywood Reporter)

Google and “Taskmaster” test two comics in new six-week partnership (Channel 4)

First glimpse of Buzz Lightyear spin-off (BBC News)

Local, non-English language films help Imax achieve its best year ever (Variety)

Claims that Netflix manipulated algorithm to hide “Cuties” following outcry (IndieWire)

Advertisers expected to spend a record sum on Christmas campaigns (Guardian)

Channel 4 now able to offer subtitles on Freeview, Sky, Virgin Media and All 4 (Channel 4)

New film censorship legislation passed in Hong Kong (Deadline)

ITV announces measures to take climate action commitments forward (ITV)


Features and commentary

The many (reported) deaths of the television sitcom (Guardian)

Director "raises hell" in Netflix's all-black western (BBC News)

In the wake of “Rust”, Hollywood questions whether guns have place on set (The Hollywood Reporter)

Productions are faced with the question of whether to include or ignore the pandemic (Guardian)


Industry announcements

Creative England announces new Accelerator programme aimed at indies (Televisual)

RTS Programme Awards 2022 opens for entries (Royal Television Society)



Key points for indies from the Chancellor’s 2021 Autumn Budget (Pact)

Latest cinema release calendar for the UK and Ireland (ScreenDaily)


Legal updates

CAP and BCAP open a call for evidence regarding potential harms relating to body image (ASA)

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