Published on: 25 August 2022 in Industry

Directors Digest — Thursday 25 August

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Major broadcasters and streamings services sign new statements against bullying and discrimination in the industry, Emily Maitlis delivers the MacTaggart lecture, and UK directors share their cinephile experiences. Read all about it below. 

Equity has released a Statement of Commitment on bullying and harassment signed by major media organisations. (Deadline)

Heavy Metal director, Gerald Potterton, dies at 91. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Gurinder Chadha reveals to Sight and Sound the pivotal role the National Film Theatre (now BFI Southbank) played in her film education.

The second article in a two-part series, BBC reports on how Hollywood is reducing waste to become more environmentally friendly.

TV Access Projects open letter, signed by major broadcasters and streaming services, demands accessible and inclusive workspaces for disabled people. (Deadline)

Wayne Yip tells Broadcast about his journey from being a fantasy lover to directing episodes of The Rings Of Power.

The Current Debate: The HBO-Discovery Merger and the Future of Streaming. (MUBI Notebook)

Emily Maitlis delves into the issues surrounding political broadcasting in her MacTaggart lecutre at Edinburgh TV Festival. (Broadcast

As Cineworld Group prepares to file for bankruptcy, Variety explores the supply problem currently facing cinemas.

BFI London Film Festival 2022 announces immersive art and extended realities lineup, including work by Guy Maddin. (BFI)

How Obi Emelonye’s Black Mail Became the Biggest Ever U.K. Release for a Black British Indie Film. (The Hollywood Reporter)

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