Film and TV Briefing: Thursday 28 March 2024

March 28, 2024
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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

£450m studio to be built in Sunderland backed by James Corden’s Fulwell 73 (Deadline)

Warner Bros. inks first-look deal with Timothee Chalamet (The Hollywood Reporter)

BBC’s Director General sets goals including deploying AI “on our terms” (The Hollywood Reporter)

Further episode of docuseries ‘Quiet on Set’ ordered (Deadline)

Five-year broadcast deal agreed between CBS and Golden Globes (Screen Daily)

BBC to consider reform of licence fee (BBC News)

Floating door from ‘Titanic’ sold at auction (The Guardian

Nelson Peltz says proxy fight with Disney is not about Bob Iger (Deadline

Senedd report says BBC should spend more on TV in Wales (BBC News

BBC receives complaints over use of AI in ‘Doctor Who’ promotion (Deadline)

Ampere Analysis finds UK scripted TV content commissions drops 18 percent (The Hollywood Reporter

Jerry Bruckheimer intends to reboot ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ franchise (Variety)

Season 3 of HBO series ‘Euphoria’ delayed (Deadline)

Features and commentary

Olivia Colman opens up about unequal pay in Hollywood (The Hollywood Reporter)

Bectu responds to BBC Director General’s speech (Bectu)

Judd Apatow remarks that streamers licensing content means “fewer new shows” (Deadline)

Success of ‘Dune 2’ and ‘Kung-Fu Panda 4’ suggests no issues with sequels at the box office (Indie Wire)

Channel 4’s investigation into Russell Brand labelled “shambolic” by whistleblower (Broadcast Now)

Industry announcements

RTS 2024 winners announced (RTS)

Plan of work for 2024/2025 published by Ofcom (Ofcom)

BIFA moving back to Roundhouse for 2024 ceremony (Screen Daily)

Selection committee announced for Cate Blanchett’s Fund for Women, Trans, Nonbinary Stories (The Hollywood Reporter)

Channel 4 to improve diversity equity and inclusion through Equity by Design strategy (Screen Daily)

MIPTV moving to London next year (The Hollywood Reporter)


Screenskills partnering with TV Access Project to host training resources for disability inclusion (Screenskills)

Pact-Bectu agreement: new rates for construction workers (Pact)

Legal updates

Defamation lawsuit against Netflix for ‘Inventing Anna’ series allowed to proceed (Variety)

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