Film and TV Briefing: Friday 7 October 2022

October 7, 2022
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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

BFI Festival Director, Tricia Tuttle to  step down (The  Hollywood Reporter)  

“Groundbreaking” $125 million  securitisation deal for Simon Cowell's 'Got Talent' franchise (Variety)

Disney+ announces its new President (Deadline)

Edinburgh International Film Festival and  cinemas cease trading “with immediate effect” (BBC)

James Bond producer hints at a  "30-something" Bond (IndieWire)

Michael Jackson estate and Sony Music  Entertainment announce new ‘Thriller’ documentary (Deadline)

Poor box office opening for ‘Bros’;  actor Billy Eichner appears to blame homophobia (The Hollywood Reporter)

Paramount+ greenlights ‘Frasier’  revival with Kelsey Grammer  (IndieWire)

Marilyn Monroe biopic ‘Blonde’  debuts at no. 2 in Netflix's ‘Global Top 10’ chart (Deadline)

BAFTA changes rules to try address gender  imbalance in directing nominees (Broadcast Now)

Rust film set shooting: Settlement reached  between Alec Baldwin and family of Halyna Hutchins (The Guardian)

Features and commentary

60th  anniversary of James Bond and the character's reinvention (The  Guardian)

An  interview with Jennifer Salke, the head of Amazon Studios (Variety)

Industry announcements 

Jury lists for the BFI London Film Festival  announced (Variety)  

Entries for the 2023 BAFTA Television  Awards now open (BAFTA)

Pact survey on how rising costs are  affecting production companies (Pact)

BFI London Film Festival: Jennifer  Lawrence added to this year’s Screen Talks line-up (BFI)


WFTV events schedule (WFTV)

Legal updates 

A Cushty Decision – scope for copyright in  a character as a literary work (Simkins)

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