Published on: 03 December 2018 in Industry

Directors Digest — 3 December 2018

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In this week’s Digest the debate over documentary as a form of journalism rumbles on, while there are also some great results from the Creative Industries sector. Meanwhile: is Netflix coming to Pinewood? Read all about it below. 


Vulture brings us an oral history of Black Mirror’s San Junipero episode, directed by our member Owen Harris

Meanwhile, TBIvision looks at the five things producers need to know when it comes to distributor-led commissions.

Brexit is giving international Broadcasters itchy feet, Broadcast reports. 

However, new government figures reveal that the UK’s creative industries have broken the £100 billion banner. (Gov)

Arrow Media has launched two sister labels. (Televisual)


The Columbia Journalism Review writes in defence of documentaries as journalism. 

Meanwhile, The Hollywood Reporter covers how the Hollywood content boom is leading to more stuntperson injuries and deaths.

Tom Cruise and Christopher McQuarrie issued a call-to-arms against motion-smoothing. (Twitter)

Studios are expected to push for early home release in 2019, Variety reports.

And finally, Netflix are in talks for a production hub at Pinewood studios. (Screen International)

Are you a member with an opinion on one of these stories? Is there an issue affecting directors that you think isn’t getting enough attention in the media? Why not write for us and make yourself heard — email [email protected] with your article idea. 

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