Published on: 03 April 2019 in Industry

Directors Digest — 3 April 2019

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This week’s Digest features the Liverpool Film Office, The Blair Witch Project, Children’s TV and the late, great Agnès Varda. Read all about it below. 


The pioneering filmmaker Agnes Varda passed away at the age of 90. This remarkable interview goes over her life and works. (Bright Wall Dark Rooms)

Meanwhile, The Ringer looks at the remarkable impact The Blair Witch Project had on movie marketing

This colourful analysis looks at the reoccurrence of character names in film — Simon and Kate being particular hits. (Mary Zam)

The Liverpool Film Office has established a fund to attract more scripted productions to the city. (Broadcast)

Childrens TV execs have joined the BFIs young audiences content fund. (Screen International)


Jay Hunt has revealed her first slate at Apple TV. (Broadcast)

Meanwhile, BAFTA altered its elgibity requirements to allow for Killing Eve. (Guardian)

BBC and Discovery have agreed a new UKTV deal and development tie-up, Televisual reports. 

Netflix is conducting some in-depth research on “moments of truth” — the instances where viewers choose to watch Netflix instead of doing something else. (Digital TV Europe)

Caroline Murphy has been appointed the new Head of Channel 4’s Indie Growth Fund. (Channel 4 Press)

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