Regional indies, a new MTV documentary division, HETV training and awards-season endurance — this week’s Digest is jammed full of insights and updates from an industry that never sleeps. Read all about it below.
Guillermo Del Toro made headlines at Tribeca by saying its the directors duty to exceed their budget. (Variety)
What is a movie anyway? The question is being asked once again in Hollywood as the Netflix era rolls on. (Vanity Fair)
Sheila Nevins is to head a new MTV documentary films division. (Screen International)
Meanwhile in the Guardian, Kevin Smith details how he made Clerks.
Pact has unveiled two new initiatives to build regional indies, Televisual reports.
In the binge-watching age, quality is still king — so argues Alan Wolk at TV REV.
Game of Thrones production designer Deborah Riley spoke about the intensity of working on the show, particularly amongst adverse weather conditions. (Dezeen)
“I always wanted to make a film where people didn’t talk.” Shane Meadows discusses his new series, The Virtues, in the Guardian.
Broadcast reports a record year for the HETV training fund, with investments increasing by 25%.
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