Published on: 01 June 2017 in Events

Directors Digest — Thursday 1 June

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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)


Film studios are turning on Rotten Tomatoes as popcorn movies underperform. (The Independent)

The Guardian reports on how Hollywood and TV put the strain on low-budget film-makers in the UK.

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