Published on: 08 October 2021 in Industry

Directors Digest — Friday 8 October

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Working conditions in film and TV are explored as IATSE workers vote to strike, Sky releases its own television, and Jeymes Samuel and Julia Ducournau discuss their latest films in this week’s digest.

The Guardian looks at the extreme working hours and poor conditions experienced behind the scenes in Film and TV.

In the States, the IATSE Union vote to strike, marking the biggest industrial action in over a decade. (Radio Times)

Screen International has unveiled its 2021 Stars of Tomorrow — congratulations to everyone included!

The Harder They Fall director Jeymes Samuel talks about re-imagining the Western with his new film. (Guardian)

Universal are set to accomodate a 100-day theatrical exclusive theatrical window on Christopher Nolan’s next film. (Screen)

Elsewhere, Vulture looks at two case studies to see what impact streaming release models have.

Sky is launching Sky Glass, a new all-in-one TV removing the need for a satellite dish and box. (The Verge

Vulture talks to director Julie Ducournau about making her bold new film, Titane

Meanwhile, director Alan Taylor narrates a sequence from The Many Saints of Newark as part of the New York Times’ Anatomy of a Scene video series

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