News of appointments at Creative England, Eleven and the French government all feature in today’s Directors Digest — but there’s still time to touch on Rotten Tomatoes, the licence fee and the strain on low-budget UK productions. Read all about it below.
A 30% European quota has been agreed on on-demand services. (Cineuropa)
Former Studiocanal CEO Olivier Courson has been appointed as senior cultural advisor in the French government. (Variety)
London-based indie Eleven appoints ITV commissioner Jane Hudson as executive commissioner for drama. (Televisual)
Peter Preston argues in The Guardian that pensioners with pay-TV shouldn’t get a free licence in 2020.
Film studios are turning on Rotten Tomatoes as popcorn movies underperform. (The Independent)
Creative England has appointed Paul Ashton as head of film. (Screen Daily)
The Guardian reports on how Hollywood and TV put the strain on low-budget film-makers in the UK.
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