Film and TV Briefing: Friday 8 September 2023

September 8, 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

Sky Sport's 'A League of Their Own' announce Mo Gilligan as new panel member (RTS)  

'Planet Earth' returns and so does Sir David Attenborough (RTS)

Streaming platform Roku announces plans to cut jobs and remove content (Indiewire)

Reality TV show 'Love Island' announces new "All Stars" format (BBC)

'Top Boy': final series well received by TV critics (BBC)

Actress Emmanuelle Béart reveals she was a victim of incest in new documentary (Hollywood Reporter)

Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul calls out Netflix for its residuals model amid SAG-AFTRA Strike (Indiewire)

Gabriel Guevara arrested by Italian police at Venice Film Festival (Hollywood Reporter)

Features and commentary

Channel 4 and the BBC provide insight and explanations into slow payments (Pact)    

Bectu survey reveals 75% of film and television workers are currently not working (Bectu)  

Variety picks 10 actors to keep your eye on for 2023 (Variety)

The Guardian picks out 10 films to keep an eye on at the Toronto Film Festival (Guardian)

Industry announcements

The Film Cymru Wales Feature Film Development Fund is now open (Pact)  

New natural history fund for films highlighting endangered species announced by Wildscreen (Broadcast)

The Siân Phillips Award to be presented to Rakie Ayola at BAFTA Cymru Awards 2023 (BAFTA)

Ofcom Content Board announce Simon Bucks will be joining on a three-year term (Ofcom)


WGGB launch new survey assessing impact of age on writers' careers (WGGB)  

Legal updates

Court date set for harassment and assault charges facing actor Jonathan Majors (Hollywood Reporter)

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