Published on: 27 March 2017 in Industry
Directors Digest — Monday 27 March
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Today’s Directors Digest features departing commissioners, remaining CEOs and “the first female film director most people have never heard of.” Find our selection of news and views from the industry below.
Broadcast reports that C4 Drama commissioner Roberto Troni is to depart after 7 years. (Paywall)
Line of Duty star Thandie Newton has taken British TV to task over its lack of roles for black actors. (Telegraph)
How the UK is addressing its crew shortage. (ScreenDaily)
The Guardian calls for an end of deprivation culture in reality TV.
The RTS gives us a look at a day in the life of Fatima Salaria, commissioning editor for religion and ethics at the BBC.
Production companies Tiger Aspect and Objective have signed up for a new return-to-work scheme for parents. (Screen Daily)
In America, the Writer’s Guild takes a step towards strike action. (The Hollywood Reporter)
Disney CEO Bob Iger has his contract extended until 2019. (The Hollywood Reporter)
The Guardian provides a look at the real story behind Eraserhead.
Meanwhile, Stephen Follows asks: how important is the UK theatrical market to British films?
Meet Alice Guy-Blaché, “the first woman filmmaker most people have never even heard of.” (IndieWire)
ScreenDaily has a look at film's freelance problem.
Brett Ratner calls Rotten Tomatoes “the destruction of our business.” (Entertainment Weekly)
Following the success of Jordan Peele’s Get Out, Hunger Magazine takes us through the movies combining horror with social politics.