Published on: 17 July 2019 in Industry

Directors Digest — 17 July 2019

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This week’s Digest goes behind the scenes at the BBFC, takes a look at the secondary rights market, ponders over Disney’s Box Office success and brings news of Primetime Emmy success. Read all about it below!


Directors UK CEO Andrew Chowns spoke about working to implement the Copyright Directive in law across Europe. (SAA)

If you could change on thing about Hollywood, what would it be? The Hollywood Reporter quizzed experts across the industry for their answers.

Meanwhile, the Guardian charts Disney’s rise to box office dominance

In the New York Times, black artists discuss their fears for the film and TV industries.

Sex, violence, f-bombs and randy sausages — here’s a look behind the scenes at the BBFC. (Guardian)


The Emmy nominations were announced, with several Directors UK members getting recognition for their work. Congtratulations to all of this year’s nominees! (Directors UK)

Broadcast looks at the difficulties of capturing data in VOD world.  

Netflix is adopting a “surprise drop” strategy for documentaries, TBI Vision reports. 

And on the subject of Netflix, it’s now even more reliant on Stranger Things-like hits to keep ahead

Meanwhile, a more expansive approach at the BBC and Channel 4 presents some issues in the secondary rights market. (Broadcast)

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