Film and TV Briefing: Friday 8 December 2023

December 8, 2023

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

SAG-AFTRA have ratified their contract bringing the labour dispute to an end (Variety)

Sky found to be in breach of Ofcom code due to swearing in pre-watershed repeat of 'Entourage' (Deadline)

Government announces £10.50 rise in Licence Fee (BBC)

Netflix Co-CEO claims Netflix did not face significant "interruption" during the strikes (Variety)

Beyonce's 'Renaissance' tops Box Office In The US (Independent)

New research reveals that South Korea's subscription video market is still growing (Variety)

Bollywood, Nollywood & Hallyuwood face new challenges (Deadline)

2024 Oscars reveals eligible movies for International, Documentary, Animated Feature (Deadline)

A forum for directors and producers to deal with industry challenges has launched in the UK (Variety)

Paramount TV Studios has acquired the rights to Jakob Kerr's upcoming debut novel ‘Dead Money' (Variety)

Features and commentary 

Netflix’s Ted Sarandos states Netflix may license rather than make more movies  (Deadline)

The rise of one-sided celebrity documentaries (The Guardian)

Head of Bectu, Philippa Childs responds to planned increase to the BBC licence fee (Bectu)

SAG-AFTRA’s Duncan Crabtree-Ireland provides comments on the new deal (Deadline)

Do films need dialogue to be enjoyable? (The Hollywood Reporter

The rise of the docu-comedy genre (IndieWire)

Streaming is unable to completely replace pay-tv  (Variety)

Industry announcements 

A special report on Generative AI in Film & TV has been published (Variety)

Click here for the full list of the winners of the British Independent Film Awards 2023 (BFI)


2023 - 2024 awards season calendar (Deadline)

Pact's top tips for attracting and retaining talent (Pact)

Legal updates

2024 will bring changes for the contracting of crew under the Pact-Bectu TV Agreement (Pact)

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