In today’s Directors Digest, we take a look at record-breaking trailers, Doctor Who, representation and shooting in an abandoned newspaper factory. Read all about it below.
Lionsgate is driving into drama production in Britain. (Variety)
From The Hollywood Reporter: Fremantle media have taken a 25% stake in Gurinder Chadha’s production house, Bend It TV.
Broadcast has the reaction from the indies to Channel 4’s possible relocation. (Paywall)
Televisual magazine has some advice on how to make your production greener.
The BBC is to assess its tender process. (Broadcast. Paywall)
Meanwhile, Doctor Who has its first openly gay companion. (Den of Geek)
The Spectator files its report from the new battleground between America and China: Hollywood.
We get a good look at the vicious cycle that holds back female filmmakers. (Buzzfeed)
While Little White Lies brings us an interview with Raw director, Julia Ducournau.
With 197 million hits, the trailer for It set the record for most views in a single day. (Variety)
The Guardian interviews the directors reframing black history.
After the opening of Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire, the film’s location manager breaks down how they found and developed the film’s setting.