Film and TV Briefing: Friday 5 May 2023

May 5, 2023
TV Studio

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

'G'wed': ITVX commissions new comedy to be set and filmed entirely in Liverpool (RTS)

Late-night chat shows off air in US following writer's strike (BBC)

BAFTA Television Craft Awards: 2023 winners announced (BAFTA)

Professor David Olusoga OBE to be honoured with the BAFTA Special Award (BAFTA)

Decline in SVoD growth in Southeast Asia (Variety)

Michael Douglas to receive lifetime achievement award at Cannes Film Festival (Hollywood Reporter)

UK's Pinewood Group acquires Toronto Pinewood Studios (ScreenDaily)

2023 Cannes Film Festival Jury revealed (IndieWire)

BBC defends plans to film 'Bring the Drama' (Deadline)

'The Diplomat': Political drama gets green light for season two (Hollywood Reporter)

Features and commentary

Bectu comments on BBC resignation (Bectu)

Will Disney win against De Santis - the Florida lawsuit explained (IndieWire)

TV writers explain why they are striking (BBC)

BBC are set to meet and exceed commitment in 'Across the UK' strategy (BBC)

Will the writers' strike benefit the documentary sector? (Variety)

Industry announcements

BBC chairman resignation statement (BBC)

Funding for International Business Development available through UK Global Screen Fund (Pact)

Pact partnership with North East Screen launch development programme (Pact)

Bectu joins Creative and Cultural Action Group to tackle low pay in London's creative industries (Bectu)


Top takeaways from Pact Summit May 2023 (Pact)

Legal Updates

Eva Green awarded £810,000 in High Court case against White Lantern Film (BBC)

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