Published on: 28 August 2019 in Industry

Directors Digest — 28 August 2019

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An alternative history of British film, a push to combat motion-smoothing and the BBC’s answer to ALEXA — find all of the above and more in this week’s Digest. 

Film

Female filmmakers dominate the competition at this year’s London Film Festival. (Variety)

Little White Lies put together a fantastic alternative history of British Film

Producer Jeremy Thomas has donated his personal archive to the BFI, Screen Daily reports.  

The Farewell director Lulu Wang spoke to The Square director Ruben Östlund on the Talkhouse Podcast

Filmmaker mode is coming to consumer TVs, striking a blow against motion smoothing. (Slash Film)

Television

Screen Daily looks at how the UK production boom is changing how literary agents are doing business

ITV director of TV Kevin Lygo has said that Britbox will not aim to be a rival to Netflix and Amazon, but rather something different. 

The BBC is looking to develop voice recognition software — similar to Alexa — that will have a better grasp of British dialects and accents. (The Drum)

When work is picked up for TV from the Edinburgh Fringe, shouldn’t everyone share the spoils? Steven Atkinson makes the argument in The Stage

And finally, TV executives discuss their strategies for cutting through “Peak TV clutter”. (Indiewire)

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