Published on: 10 August 2017 in Industry

Directors Digest — Thursday 10 August

Reading time: 2 minutes and 6 seconds

Today’s Directors Digest touches upon turbulent times at Netflix, movements at the Academy and BBC Studios, and whether it’s boom or bust for the UK studio sector. Read all about it here. 


Netflix and Amazon are on edge as Disney pulls its content, planning its own streaming service. (Guardian)

Indiewire tells us why cinematographer John Bailey is the new Academy President.

Lionsgate are bullish that PVOD will happen in the future, and that it will be “extraordinary for everyone in the motion picture business.” (Deadline)

Author Ned Beauman pays tribute to the directors who go to wild extremes for their films. (Telegraph)


An inquiry carried out by the Labour Party has found that the arts are increasingly dominated by people from well-off backgrounds. (Guardian)

Ofcom’s wait and see regulation is wrong for employment diversity”  — Read a statement from the Campaign for Broadcasting Equality. (The TV Collective)

Richard Neville has been appointed head of production at BBC studios. (Broadcast, Paywall)

Are you a member with an opinion on one of these stories? Is there an issue affecting directors that you think isn’t getting enough attention in the media? Why not write for us and make yourself heard — email [email protected] with your article idea.

Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn more