Socio-economic backgrounds, regional TV and little thing called Brexit all feature in this week’s Digest. Read all about it (and much more) below.
The BFI is going to be looking at socio-economic background in its Film Fund monitoring and workforce, Screen reports.
Nicole Kidman spoke about how she uses her position of influence to get work for female directors. (Breaking News Ireland)
Tricia Tuttle has been appointed as permanent director of the BFI London Film Festival, replacing Clare Stewart. (Screen International)
Staircases! Turns out they have a history in horror cinema — Little White Lies with the details.
ITV has launched an itinitative to implement a 50:50 gender balance in comedy, starting with writers. (ITV Press)
The government has launched a £60 million search for the next big thing in children’s television. (Gov.uk)
City Metric provides an eye-opening look at the effect the ITV mergers had on regional British TV.
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