Rising cinema attendances and record spending — there’s some pleasing news from the screen sector in this week’s Digest. Meanwhile, #MeToo is appraised a year after its beginning, and the new Doctor is a ratings smash. Read about it all below.
Filmmaker and political prisoner Oleg Sentsov has ended his hunger strike, after 145 days. (Screen International)
Director Tamara Jenkins discusses IVF and her new film, Private Life. (Indiewire)
One year on from the birth of the #MeToo movement, the Guardian takes a look at how Hollywood has reacted.
UK cinema admissions have risen this year, and could be set for their best performance since 1970, Screen reports.
The legendary horror director George A. Romero left fifty scripts behind when he died — as well as an unreleased 1973 movie. (Indiewire)
The Banijay group has bought a majority stake in the French production group Terence Films. (The Hollywood Reporter)
UK tax reliefs have powered a record £7.9 billion spend on the screen sector in one year, Screen reports.
Jodie Whittaker’s debut as Doctor Who was the most watched for ten years, with a peak of nine million viewers. (Guardian)
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