Published on: 24 April 2019 in Industry

Directors Digest — 24 April 2019

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This week’s Digest stars some massive properties from the worlds of film and television, as the Avengers: Endgame, Killing Eve and Game of Thrones all make headlines.

Meanwhile, there’s also a look at the state of indie film distribution, informal hiring, changes at AMPAS, and the ongoing dispute between the WGA and the ATA. Read all about it below. 


MovieMaker Magazine looks at three recent documentaries where truth-telling and cinematic storytelling strike a balance.

The Academy has renamed its Foreign Language award category, but left its Netflix elgibility rules intact. (Screen International

Does the success of First Reformed actually point towards a dark future for Indie film? Her Smell director Alex Ross Perry thinks it might. (Talkhouse)

The New York Times delves into the very beginnings of the Marvel Avengers franchise

Meanwhile, Variety asks if its even possible to score the $300 million opening that Avengers: Endgame has in its sights


Directors UK Vice-Chair Anna Thomson has called for an end to informal hiring in the screen industries. (Broadcast)

Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh both say that working with female crew has been the norm in their career. (The Hollywood Reporter)

The Game of Thrones premiere was pirated 55-million times in 24 hours after broadcast, TBI Vision reports.

The Atlantic looks at why the new Disney+ streaming service will be hard to beat. 

Meanwhile, Variety recaps the ongoing standoff between the WGA and ATA

And finally, Nick Shearman has joined Cardiff-based Wildflame Productions to lead factual

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