Published on: 30 May 2024 in Industry

Directors Digest — Friday 31 May 2024

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This week, Bectu call on the creative industries to tackle sex and gender-based abuse, UK Indie Film Tax Credit becomes law, and Sean Baker’s ‘Anora’ Wins the Cannes Palme d’Or.  

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


Bectu have called on the creative industries to get behind the newly formed independent standards authority amid new research into sex and gender-based assault and discrimination in the workplace. (Bectu) We shared our thoughts on X

Channel 4 will be making Hollyoaks available to international audiences for the first time via the soap’s Youtube Channel. (Broadcast)  

Edinburgh TV Festival have announced the first batch of speakers appearing at this year’s festival, as well as a brand-new festival strand. (Edinburgh TV Festival) Directors UK Vice-Chair Anna Thomson sits on the Festival Advisory Committee this year. 

UK Indie Film Tax Credit becomes law “in nick of time” ahead of General Election. (Screen Daily)

Former Bafta chair Anne Morrison and ex-Ofcom board member Chris Banatvala will jointly lead an analysis into how well the BBC reflects UK diversity through its output. (Broadcast) 


Analysis: why no one knows how to talk about Israel and Gaza. (Broadcast) 

Why the remake rights market is buzzing. (Screen Daily) 

Why Reality TV Is On Life Support. (The Hollywood Reporter) 


Election reaction: what the next government could do for TV. (Broadcast) 

Senior curator of television Lisa Kerrigan on the BFI’s mission to widen access to TV archives. (Guardian) 

My hunt for a missing TV episode – and what it shows about being Black in Britain. (Guardian) 

The Failed Promise of Binge TV. (Yahoo Entertainment) 

Director Interviews

The Inspirations Behind 45 Years of 'Mad Max,' Explained by Furiosa's George Miller. (Vanity Fair) 


Morgan Spurlock (Guardian)


Cannes Awards: Female-Centered Stories Win Big in Cannes, as Sean Baker’s Anora Earns Palme d’Or. (Variety) 

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