Film and TV Briefing: Friday 6 November 2020

November 6, 2020
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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

TV production given greenlight to continue (Broadcast).

Nolan ‘thrilled’ by Tenet ticket sales despite pandemic (Variety).

Covid-19 upends major movie licensing deals (Variety).

Hollywood-style production complex to be built in Dagenham (The Guardian).

Productions in Europe utilising cast and crew Covid ‘bubbles’ (Variety).

Government urged to do more to help arts freelancers (BBC).

New releases in turmoil following new lockdown announcement (Screen Daily).

BFI awards £470,000 to UK sales companies (Screen Daily).

British Film Commission updates Covid-19 guidance (Variety).

Positive Covid-19 test shuts down production on Olivia Wilde’s Don’t Worry Darling (Hollywood Reporter).

Features and commentary

Entertainment industry must prioritise mental health to get back on track (Broadcast).

Will box office reporting ever be the same after Covid? (Hollywood Reporter).

Sean Connery’s midas touch (Deadline).

Industry announcements

Directors UK issues Covid update for members (Directors UK).

Covid updates for indies (Pact).

Equity general secretary reacts to new Covid restrictions (Equity).

Legal Updates

Government announces extension of furlough scheme until March 2021 (


Women in Film and TV online events (WFTV).

Short courses from BFI Film Academy (BFI).

BAFTA events (BAFTA).

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