Film and TV Briefing: Friday 4 February 2022

February 4, 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

BAFTA nominees announced (The Guardian)

Mattel Studios brings the brand’s popular toys to life onscreen (Variety)

US Judge rules that Netflix must answer defamation case in respect of “The Queen’s Gambit (BBC)

Stars Collective announces plans to explore the Metaverse (The Hollywood Reporter)

Sony Pictures posts strong results from the final quarter of 2021 with net profits of $1.3bn (Variety)

Creative industries to get £50m investment from the DCMS, with £21m allocated to the UK Global Screen Fund (Televisual)

New hub for screen skills training launched by Mayor of London (ScreenDaily)

Enders report analyses the impact of Netflix a decade after its launch (Broadcast)

’Screen New Deal’: Wales selected to develop a production sustainability plan (BFI)

Bectu publishes guidance on rates in unscripted television (Bectu)

Apple brings trade mark infringement claim against Ukrainian indie film (The Hollywood Reporter)

US talk show suspends Whoopi Goldberg over Holocaust comments (BBC)

ScreenSkills and Film and TV Charity issue new mental health guidance (ScreenSkills)


Features and commentary

The Guardian picks its best films from Sundance 2022 (The Guardian)


Industry announcements

BAFTA announces its 2022 Rising Star Award nominees (BAFTA)

The programme for the hybrid edition of the BFI Future Film Festival is released (BFI)



Mental health training guide for film and TV employers (Pact)

Covid-19 working safely guidance (British Film Commission)

WFTV upcoming events (WFTV)

Guidance on workplace bullying and harassment (Pact)


Legal updates

A reminder of BBC Three’s new Terms of Trade in light of its return as a linear TV channel this week (Pact

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