Published on: 13 November 2019 in Industry

Directors Digest — 13 November 2019

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The streaming wars start to heat up as Britbox and Disney+ launch on either side of the Atlantic. Meanwhile, TV Licensing produces some surprising stats, and the screen industries mourn the passing of former National Film and Television School director Nik Powell.

Film 

The industry mourned the passing of Nik Powell, producer and former director of the National Film and Television School. (Guardian

Costume designer talks through dressing the all-star cast of The Irishman. (Indiewire)

Variety looks at how the streaming revolution is complicating guild negotiations. 

Meanwhile, Netflix executives are claiming they pay filmmakers more fairly than studios do. (Indiewire)

From Brian De Palma to Chantal Akerman, The Guardian lists some of the youngest ever filmmakers

Television

New figures from TV licensing have shown that more than 6,000 UK homes still have black and white TV licenses. (Guardian

Ahead of the 15th Televisual factual festival, its producer Pippa Considine looks at what’s next for the Factual sector. (Televisual)

Britbox UK has officially launched, though some series won’t be included from the platform due to their content. (NME)

Disney+ has officially launched in the States — and The Verge have put together a ticker compiling all the latest Disney+ news. 

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