Film and TV Briefing: Friday 30 June 2023

June 30, 2023
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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

High profile actors sign letter to SAG-AFTRA saying that they are “prepared to strike" (The Hollywood Reporter)  

European VOD Coalition criticises plans to introduce a 5% streamer levy in Denmark (ScreenDaily)

Governors awards: Angela Bassett and Mel Brooks set to receive honorary Oscars (The Guardian)

Kevin Spacey trial commences in the UK (BBC)

UK viewers predicted to soon spend more on streaming services than TV packages (The Guardian)

‘Futurama’ returns after 10 years off the air (IndieWire)

‘Wheel of Fortune’ revival to be hosted by Graham Norton (Deadline)

‘Extraction 2’ and series 6 of ‘Black Mirror’ dominate Netflix’s ‘Top 10’ chart (Deadline)

Cineworld keeps screens open despite plans to file for administration (BBC)

The board of European Film Academy plan restructure to try ensure fairer representation (Variety)

Features and commentary

Journalist, Marcus Ryder, discusses why AI is a threat to media diversity and inclusion (Broadcast)  

Elan Cross, BBC acting Chair, addresses resignation of Richard Sharp (Variety)

Industry announcements

Screen International's 'Stars of Tomorrow': list of up-and-coming actors in the UK and Ireland (ScreenDaily)  

BAFTA confirms Sara Putt as newly elected Chair (BAFTA)

RTS Student Television Awards 2023: winners announced (RTS)


Pact’s Sustainability Monthly: “addressing the commissioning disconnect” (Pact)  

ScreenSkills offers free 1-2-1 online sessions throughout July and August (Pact)

The WGGB’s upcoming free online events for writers (WGGB)

Legal updates

The British Film Commission and Malta Film Commission sign Memorandum of Understanding (Variety)  

Netflix raises concerns over Media Bill and freedom of expression (Broadcast)

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