Published on: 10 April 2019 in Industry

Directors Digest — 10 April 2019

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New childcare initiatives at Cannes, 30-year pet projects, curating classic films and $3,000 movie’s all in this week’s Digest. Catch up with all the news and views below. 


Would you rent a movie for $3,000? Two businessmen want to bring moviegoing home for the 1%. (New York Times)

Cannes Marché du Film has launched a scheme to assist delegates attending with children. (Screen International)

Penelope Bartlett, programmer of the new Criterion Channel, talks about how she curates classic film. (Collider

Francis Ford Coppola may finally make his pet project, Megalopolis, thirty years are he wrote the script. (Slash Film)

Vanity Fair writes about the women of Captain Marvel, and how they plan to conquer Hollywood together. 


C4 hires Sinead Rocks from the BBC as Head of Nations and Regions. (Televisual)

Original programmes on SVOD services struggle to survive past two seasons, research shows. (Broadband TV News)

Meanwhile, One Zero hosts a really fascinating oral history of TiVo — the game changing DVR service. 

The BBC has commissioned two new film programmes, Screen reports. 

From MipTV, Variety reports on how the rise of premium scripted has increased talent competition

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