Published on: 30 July 2018 in Industry

Directors Digest — 30 July 2018

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Love Island is in the air in this week’s Digest, with the programme making waves both sides of the Atlantic. Meanwhile, there’s Grierson Award shortlists, thoughtful explorations of found footage documentaries and a look at the music video business. Read all about it below. 


A new study of over 1,100 popular films finds that there has been no progress for females on screen for over a decade. (Annenberg Inclusion Intitiative)

Following controversy at Cannes, Netflix is now causing a stir at Venice Film Festival. (IndieWire)


The shortlist for the 2018 Grierson Awards has been announced, with great work from many of our members included. Congratulations to all the shortlisted programmes. (Grierson Trust)

And finally, Billboard provides a deep dive into how music videos get made — and how they make money

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