Published on: 03 July 2019 in Industry

Directors Digest — 3 July 2019

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Netflix visits the House of Lords, the Academy announces its new invitees, and Do the Right Thing turns thirty in this week’s Digest. 

Meanwhile, there’s news from BBC Studios, a look at how actors compare to the UK population, and what it’s really like being a movie producer. Read all about it below. 


The Academy has announced its new invitees, and half of them are women — which could boost the overall membership female membership of the Academy to 32%. (ScreenDaily)

Spike Lee reflects on the fearmongering that greeted Do the Right Thing upon its release thirty years ago. (The Hollywood Reporter)

What is it really like to be a movie producer? Rick Shwartz provides some in-depth insight. (Medium)

How do actors compare to the UK population as a whole? Stephen Follows crunches the numbers. (Stephen Follows)

Charlie’s Angels director Elizabeth Banks speaks to the Independent about encouraging female filmmaker to reach for bigger movies. 


The BBC has released the salaries of their highest-paid stars, with three women entering the top ten for the first time. (BBC)

Broadband TV News reports that total cross-platform viewing time continues to decline, as online viewing gains momentum.

Meanwhile, Netflix has extended its online video reach over Facebook. (Broadband TV News)

BBC Studios has won its first order from China, Televisual reports. 

And finally, Netflix’s Anne Mensah has asserted the company’s long-term commitment to UK Production. (Deadline)

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