Film and TV Briefing: Friday 9 December 2022

December 9, 2022

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 

ITV’s new streaming service, ITVX launches (ITV)  

BBC to have “fewer linear broadcast services” in the next decade, as the broadcaster prepares for a digital future (Deadline)

Creative Diversity Network publishes landmark report on the UK TV industry (Variety)

The BBC’s reaction and analysis of the newly released ‘Harry & Meghan’ Netflix docuseries (BBC)

‘Aftersun’ and ‘Blue Jean’ take home top awards at this year’s BIFAs (The Guardian)

BBC renews ‘SAS Rogue Heroes’ for a second series (Deadline)

New Channel 4 funding discussions might suggest abandonment of privatisation plan (The Guardian)

'Dahmer - Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story' becomes third Netflix series to reach 1 billion viewing hours (Variety)

Channel 4 reprimanded by Ofcom after pre-watershed uncensored Gordon Ramsay broadcasts (Ofcom)

Netflix's 'Harry & Meghan' criticised over use of “misleading” clips in trailers (BBC)

Features and commentary 

ITVX launch: Too late, or late-mover advantage? (The Guardian)

Casting non-Jewish actors in Jewish roles (IndieWire)

Industry announcements 

British Independent Film Awards 2022: Winners announced (BFI)

RTS Craft & Design Awards 2022: Winners announced (RTS)

Shortlist for the Writers' Guild Awards 2023 (WGGB)


The role of an Access Coordinator in helping to improve disability representation in production (Pact)

Short film digital toolkit from BAFTA, BFI Network and the British Council (BAFTA)

The first episode of ‘Industry Trends’, a new Pact Growth Accelerator series, is available to watch (Pact)

Legal updates 

From Russia without love – biography not infringed by fictional account of Dr Zhivago muse (Simkins)

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