Film and TV Briefing: Friday 30 April 2021

April 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.

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In the news

Oscars 2021: The full list of winners (BFI)

Episode of Channel 5’s plastic surgery show taken down from its streaming service (Guardian)

BFI to launch streaming service ‘BFI Player Classics’ in the US (Screen Daily)

Diversity’s “Britain’s Got Talent” dance routine nominated for BAFTA must-see moment award (BBC)

Cohort for 2021 Indielab Accelerator announced (Televisual)

Oscar winners see boost in video on demand rentals (IndieWire)

Murdoch scales back plans for new UK news channel (Guardian)

First entirely in-house production from Sky Studios to begin filming (Televisual)

Former Amazon Studios co-head of films on the challenges to indies from global streaming (Screen Daily)

Historic review causes Citizen Kane to lose perfect Rotten Tomatoes score (Guardian)

Production begins on “Game of Thrones” prequel (BBC)

Features and commentary

Why we love watching the wealthy (Guardian)

Chief Executive of Pact on industry practices post pandemic (Broadcast)

Industry announcements

SAG-AFTRA announces new sexual harassment reporting tool and new accreditation program for intimacy coordinators (SAG-AFTRA)

UK Global Screen Fund announced by DCMS and BFI (Televisual)

BAFTA announces nominations for television awards (BAFTA)


Update on Brexit and immigration (Pact)

Covid-19 update for indies (Pact)

Legal Updates

Pact and Equity commit to resolving stunt performer dispute (Pact)

Call for views on Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances (

Ofcom’s new measures to protect programme participants (Simkins)

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