Film and TV Briefing: Friday 5 July 2024

July 5, 2024
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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

Australia’s Location Offset scheme raised to 30% (Deadline)

New deal agreed between Skydance Media and National Amusements for Paramount (Screen Daily)

Fox’s streamer Tubi to launch in the UK (Deadline)

Cate Blanchett to receive Tribute Award at TIFF (The Hollywood Reporter)

Ampere Analysis report shows that Netflix and Amazon account for 53% of global streaming commissions (Indie Wire)

'Beetlejuice' sequel to open Venice Film Festival (Guardian)

Season 3 of 'The Bear' pulls 5.4 million views in 4 days (Deadline)

Season 2 of Netflix’s 'Wednesday' to be the biggest production ever shot in Ireland (Variety)

Steve McQueen’s 'Blitz' to open London Film Festival (BFI)

Potential options for Picturehouse amid Cineworld restructuring (Screen Daily)

Dutch sperm donor calls Netflix series “misleading” (BBC)

Screenwriter Robert Towne has died (BBC)

Features and commentary

A slow to start season for Oscar contenders (Deadline)

The most anticipated films to come in 2024 (Variety)

Industry announcements

Berlin Film Festival launches competition for new talent (Variety)

Training partnership between Grierson Trust and Creators Counsel (Broadcast Now)

ScreenSkills’ Leaders of Tomorrow opens applications (ScreenSkills)

Screen Scotland offering 10 bursaries (PACT)

Climate Action Together seeks applications for £20,000 impact distribution fund (PACT)


WGGB’s free online events for writers (WGGB)

Immersive Audiences report (PACT)

Legal updates

Response to complaints about 'Undercover inside Reform’s campaign' (Ofcom)

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