Published on: 07 August 2019 in Industry

Directors Digest — 7 August 2019

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Casting gets a role at the BAFTAs, Ofcom reveals a nation of streamers, and the BFI launches a new fund for animated shorts. All this and plenty more can be found in this week’s Digest. Read all about it below. 


Den of Geek looks at how the Edinburgh Fringe Festival transformed TV comedy. 

Netflix is testing how playback quality based on your physical activity, The Next Web reports. 

Meanwhile, Helen Kruger Bratt has been appointed to head unscripted production for Lime. (Televisual

The BBC is now testing a personalised, data-driven documentary that looks to use the viewer’s mood. (TVB Europe)

Finally, new Ofcom research reveals that the UK has indeed become a nation of streamers. (Ofcom)


BAFTA has announced it will be adding a casting category to its film and TV Awards. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Filmmaker Greg Hemmings writes about why he quite workin on abusive feature film sets, and what he’s doing to change the culture. (Bthechange)

Meanwhile, the BFI has launched a 120K-per project animated shorts fund. (Screen International)

In film, is hiring a first time a director a risk? Stephen Follows crunches the numbers to see if he can find out. (Stephen Follows)

And finally, Indiewire looks at how the late D.A. Pennebaker changed the art of documentary filmmaking

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