Published on: 20 March 2019 in Industry
Directors Digest — 20 March 2019
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This week’s Digest takes in political drama, the documentary boom, round two of Cannes vs. Netflix, and so much more. Read about it all below.
BBC Studios has struck a boxset deal with SKY. (Broadcast)
Meanwhile, C4 has launched a callout for new shortform comedy. (Televisual)
The Broadcasting Press Guild Award winners have been announced — congratulations to all of this year’s winners and nominees. (TBI Vision)
Could binge-watching political dramas with female protagonists get you hooked on politics? A new study suggests that it might. (Purdue)
The pioneering experimental filmmaker Barbara Hammer sadly passed away over the weekend, at the age of 79. The New Yorker carried this moving, reflective interview with Barbara in February.
Meanwhile, the Cannes/Netflix row looks set to rumble on for another year. (Guardian)
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