Film and TV Briefing: Friday 4 March 2022

March 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.

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

Studios pause releases in Russia over Ukraine invasion (The Guardian)

BBC’s director of drama and director of film to join A24 (Televisual)

ITV to launch new streaming service, ITVX in the fourth quarter of 2022 (The Guardian)

Coda” awarded twice by Screen Actors Guild (BBC)

Ireland’s film industry benefits from record investment in 2021 (The Guardian)

Venice Film Festival: Russian filmmakers welcome only if they ‘oppose the current regime’ (IndieWire)

Marvel shows to stream on Disney Plus in March after Netflix’s licence ends (Variety)

Glasgow Film Festival removes Russian features from its programme in response to Ukraine invasion (ScreenDaily)

Creators of immersive theatre show sued by “Only Fools and Horses” production company for copyright infringement (The Guardian)

Record audiences for BBC News service websites in Russian and Ukrainian languages (Variety)

Netflix productions targeted by thieves (The Hollywood Reporter)

Pact calls on its members to “suspend all co-operation and trade with Russia” (ScreenDaily)


Features and commentary

The effect of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on Eastern Europe’s film production industry (The Hollywood Reporter)

The Guardian’s 10 best memories of ‘Neighbours’, as soap comes to an end (The Guardian)


Industry announcements

Prime Video to partner with NFTS for £10m investment in UK training (Televisual)

BFI appoints new head of BFI Network (BFI)


Covid-19 update for indies (Pact)

WFTV events schedule (WFTV) 

Legal updates

Pact/FAA Agreement 2022 effective from 1 March 2022 (Pact)

Pact advice on ITV Commissioning Terms (Pact)

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