Film and TV Briefing: Friday 4 November 2022

November 4, 2022

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 

Netflix is first streaming service to have works preserved at the BFI National Archive (BFI)

 Channel 4 to rebrand its VoD service All4 in 2023 (Variety) 

Former Health Secretary Matt Hancock defends decision to enter 'I'm a Celebrity...' (BBC) 

Rosie Cooper MP criticises new ITV drama about the murder plot she was the target of (BBC) 

BBC to review its practices in children's commissioning (Deadline) 

A look inside Berkshire’s forthcoming state-of-the-art Shinfield Studios (BBC) 

Disney introduces its first plus-size female protagonist in ‘Reflect’, a new animated short (The Guardian) 

'All Quiet on the Western Front' in Netflix's top 10 across 90 countries (The Hollywood Reporter) 

Paramount and Virgin Media sign multi-year deal; Paramount+ to appear on Virgin TV in the UK (The Hollywood Reporter) 

Studio Ghibli opens new theme park in Japan (The Guardian) 

Cineworld agrees bankruptcy settlement with landlords and creditors (Screen Daily) 

'Black Adam' dominates UK box office (Variety)

Features and commentary 

Netflix's ad-supported subscription tier sparks debate (Variety) 

Pluto TV's increasing market share despite no new commissions (The Hollywood Reporter) 

Is TV in crisis? (The Times; subscription required)  

Industry announcements 

Ofcom publishes an update on its work to promote diversity and inclusion in TV and radio (Ofcom) 

RTS Scotland Awards 2022: Winners announced (RTS) 


Bectu publishes guidance on shooting intimate scenes (Bectu) 


Legal updates 

British and Norwegian film commissions sign MOU to boost collaboration and UK-Norwegian co-production (British Film Commission)

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