Film and TV Briefing: Friday 5 March 2021

March 5, 2021
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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

UK government extends the ‘Film and TV Production Restart Scheme’ (Guardian)

Golden Globe Awards 2021: The winners (Variety)

RTS Programme Awards: BBC leads nominations (Broadcast)

Tenet returns to cinemas in New York (Variety)

UK titles to look out for at the 2021 European Film Market (Screen Daily)

Will Cannes’ Film Market host virtual screenings? (Variety)

Early figures suggest 60% drop in viewers of virtual Golden Globes (Guardian)

Spain’s new planned tax incentives could create a boom in Spanish production (Variety)

$100 million Netflix fund for underrepresented communities in film and TV (Screen Daily)

Visual Effects Society Awards: Mandalorian and Soul lead nominations (Variety)

Cinema Audio Society Awards: Nominations announced (Variety)

Features and commentary

Will the ‘straight-to-streaming’ model continue after Covid-19? (Variety)

What impact will the Netflix ‘poaching case’ have on US actors? (Hollywood Reporter)

Industry announcements

Together TV launches fund for new, diverse short documentaries (PACT)

BBC Three to return to linear television (BBC)


Coronavirus resources (BAFTA)

PACT’s Covid-19 Update (PACT)

Legal Updates

Furlough scheme extended to September (BBC)

Film and TV Production Restart Scheme extended for six months (PACT)

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