Published on: 13 June 2024 in Directors UK

Directors Digest — Friday 14 June 2024

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This week, James Graham to explore the industry’s problem with class in Edinburgh TV Festival address, Channel 4 orders investigation into producer John Balson’s death, and TV comedy powerhouse Harold Snoad has passed away.

Read all about it in this week’s digest below. 


James Graham to ask “Why Television Has A Problem With The Working Classes” as he lands the 2024 Edinburgh TV Festival MacTaggart Address. (Deadline) 

Everything filmmakers must know about distribution in this new free resource. (IndieWire) 

Channel 4 orders investigation after producer John Balson takes his own life. (Deadline) If you need to speak to someone about your mental health and wellbeing the Film and TV Charity offer a free and confidential 24/7 Support Line for everyone working behind the scenes in film, TV, and cinema. Contact them on 0800 054 0000. 

Use this Arts Council funding tracker from Equity to see how Arts Council funding has changed in your constituency since 2014. ( 


How documentary filmmakers are really making ends meet. (International Documentary Association) 

Which films are in the running for the 2024 Venice Film Festival? (Screen Daily) 


2024 Emmy predictions (IndieWire) 

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Richard Linklater on the ending of Hit Man. (IndieWire) 


TV comedy powerhouse Harold Snoad dies. (British Comedy Guide)

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