Published on: 14 August 2019 in Industry

Directors Digest — 14 August 2019

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A French equivalent of BritBox, hacking Netflix algorithms and what’s better: one producer or several? All these issues (and more) are explored in this week’s Digest. Read all about it below. 

Television

Netflix is sacrificing great programmes in order to keep growingThe Verge argues. 

Meanwhile, one Norwegian viking comedy producer found a way to hack those mighty Netflix algorithms. (The Hollywood Reporter)

A French equivalent of BritBox is going aheadScreen reports. 

Scottish indie Two Rivers Media has hired Lizi Woottonformer Channel 4 features chief, to lead on popular factual. (Broadcast)

Film 

The Independent stirred some debate by asking: “Why are British films not angrier about the state of the country?” 

Little White Lies looks back at the controversial Cannes premiere of Apocalypse Now, a little over thirty years ago. 

Is it better to have one producer or a team of producers? Stephen Follows considers the data. (Stephen Follows)

The Guardian interview Nanfu Wang about her upcoming Amazon documentary One Child Nation

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