Published on: 21 August 2019 in Industry

Directors Digest — 21 August 2019

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The streaming war is gaining momentum, with Disney+ announcing its first international launch dates and Apple TV bumping up its spending. 

Meanwhile, YouTube reveals its ambitious plans to commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall, and there’s an insight into what it’s like programming for the Prince Charles Cinema. Read all about it below. 

Television

US production office Zero Gravity has set up a London office and hired Leon Clarence to head up its operation. (Screen International)

Disney+ has announced its first international launch dates, Screen reports.  

Meanwhile, Apple TV has upped its spending as the streaming war intensifies. (The Verge)

YouTube will be celebrating the fall of the Berlin Wall with an ambitious VR project. (Broadcast)

Film

Time Out gives us a list of things you only know if you programme the Prince Charles Cinema

Meanwhile, 30 years from its release, The Guardian looks at how sex, lies and videotape transformed Indie cinema. 

Craig Zobel, director of The Hunt, shares his thoughts on the film’s cancellation following the latest spate of gun violence and conservative backlash in the US. (Variety)

Tilane Jones has been named President of Ava DuVernay’s film collective, “Array”. 

Meanwhile, 20 years after the Museum of the Moving Image closed, Peter Domankiewicz argues that not enough is being done to celebrate and preserve British film history. (Guardian)

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