Film and TV Briefing: Friday 7 July 2023

July 7, 2023
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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.  

If you are looking for advice in relation to any of the issues mentioned, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

In the news

US actors prepare for strike action ahead of 12 July extended negotiation deadline (Deadline)  

The latest on the payments controversy at RTÉ, the Irish national broadcaster (BBC)

Ant and Dec to act as executive producers on new ‘Byker Grove’ reboot (BBC)

Court hears details of Kevin Spacey's alleged behaviour (Variety)

Lineup revealed for this year’s Edinburgh Film Festival (Deadline)

Netflix’s ‘Sex Education’ to end after fourth series (The Hollywood Reporter)

Daniel Radcliffe “not seeking” cameo appearance in new Harry Potter TV series (IndieWire)

Daniel Kaluuya to produce “adult” and “surrealistic” ‘Barney the Dinosaur’ film (The Guardian)

‘Barbie’ banned in Vietnam and being reviewed by the Philippines over map scene (Deadline)

Annual report on inclusivity in UK TV industry reflects slow progress (Variety)

‘Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny’ tops UK box office with 43% market share (Variety)

Features and commentary

A look at a few of this summer’s “flopbusters” (The Guardian)  

The best DVD directors’ commentaries for learning filmmaking (IndieWire)

Industry announcements

Opportunities for Pact members in France as new MOU signed (Pact)  

Ofcom Chief Executive clarifies position on politicians presenting television and radio programmes (Ofcom)

Reminder to Pact members regarding turnaround time on film productions (Pact)


A snapshot of some film and high-end TV productions filming in the UK in 2023 (ScreenDaily)  

Pact add new features to its Growth Accelerator (Pact)

Legal updates

Ofcom to investigate GB News and Talk TV programmes (Ofcom)  

SAG-AFTRA and AMPTP agree to extend current agreement to 12 July to allow further negotiations to take place (Pact)

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