Published on: 17 April 2019 in Industry

Directors Digest — 17 April 2019

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Diversity in kids’ TV, Mad Max, intimacy coordinators and, of course, Game of Thrones all feature in this week’s Digest. Make sure you catch up with the news and views from the week below. 


Kate Oates is to run continuing drama at BBC Studios, Televisual reports. 

Game of Thrones returned this week, and now its accessible to the visually impaired. (Advanced Television)

Meanwhile, Advanced Television reports that 41% of Brits avoided using social media on Monday to dodge Game of Thrones spoilers.

Diversity in TV must start early, is the message from a recent TBI Vision feature.

Meanwhile, TVB Europe looks at whether consumer demand is really shaping the video landscape.


LGBT film distributor Tom Abell has been awarded the inaugural Iris fellowship. (Screen International)

Mad Max turned 40 this week! Little White Lies celebrates George Millers masterwork. 

Meanwhile, Stephen Follows takes a look at how many film producers are women. (Stephen Follows)

A great long-read on the revitalisation of the black horror genre, courtesy of Wired.

 And finally, a Guardian video report looks at how intimacy coordinators work with actors on staging sex scenes.

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