Radical TV, post houses and diversity in film criticism all feature in this week’s Digest, as new funding is announced by Creative Skillset and a graphic explores the truth behind films based on true stories.
And, of course, there’s great news for creators as the draft Copyright Directive is voted through European Paliament. Read all about it below.
Creative Skillset has announced new funding for UK film skills training. (Screen International)
Meanwhile, the BFI’s Ben Roberts did a Q&A with The Hollywood Reporter, providing a glimpse into how the BFI supports and promotes its projects.
A new visualization looks as just how “true” films based on a true story really are. (Information is Beautiful)
Boudica Films has unveiled new projects on female-focused slate, Screen reports.
Diversity in film criticism research, presented at TIFF, reveals a 30-to-1 divide. (Screen International)
Meanwhile, member Nimer Rashed blogs about his experience directing second unit on BBC One’s Press, as part of the High-End scheme supported by Directors UK and Creative Skillset.
Channel 5 and PACT have struck the terms of a trade deal, Televisual reports.
“Why didn’t the radical TV of the 1980s last?” Asks The Guardian.
Meanwhile, Gorilla post house is expanding with a new Cardiff facility. (Televisual)
And finally, Tony Hall has warned that British broadcasters need to find new partners to co-fund High-End drama, as Amazon and Netflix move away from scripted. (Deadline)
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