Published on: 29 May 2019 in Industry

Directors Digest — 29 May 2019

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From childcare at Cannes to artificial intelligence, via BFI funding and SVOD growth, this week’s Digest is as eclectic as it comes. Read all about it below. 


The Guardian takes a look at Cannes Festival’s first creche

Meanwhile, The Ringer looks back at a century of muslim misrepresentation on screen

The BFI looks back on the films and filmmakers they supported in the last year

See some classic photos of Alfred Hitchcock on set through his career in this gallery. (Guardian)

Could AI be helping Hollywood decide which films to make? The Verge thinks it might.  


Netflix has said it may rethink filming in Georgia if its new anti-abortion law takes effect. (CNET)

In a special diversity-focussed issue, Broadcast reports on how BAME-led indies feel locked ou by broadcasters

The BBC and Channel 4 have told about how their production costs have risen as a result of SVOD growth in the UK. (Deadline)

The BBC looks at the work of intimacy co-ordinator Ita O’Brien. Ita is the first intimacy co-ordinator to be employed by the BBC.

And finally, here’s an in-depth look at the British exports seized upon by the epic, American-owned Game of Thrones

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