Published on: 12 April 2018 in Industry

Directors Digest — Thursday 12 April 2018

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The Film & TV Charity set up their new support line in a week bursting at the seams with news.

The 2018 Cannes Festival line up was announced, but their feud with Netflix was the talk of the town. Meanwhile, speculation points to a huge deal in UK TV, while research shows us how TV has stayed relevant with young people. Read all about it in today’s Directors Digest. 


The Film & Television Charity has today launched a support line for those working in the TV industry. You can call the support line for free on 0800 054 00 00. (The Film and Television Charity)


The line up for the 2018 Cannes Film Festival has been announced. (Independent)

Meanwhile, filmmakers have responded to the ongoing battle between Cannes Film Festival and Netflix. (IndieWire)

Industry experts have said that more business training is needed in the UK film sector. (Screen International)

Variety reports on the producers who made $45,000 from self-pirating their own film

Disney has spent more than £1.3 billion on making Marvel films in the UK, the Telegraph reports. 

And finally, Little White Lies rounds up a selection of promising short genre films


Amazon Studios has restructured its studio operations. (Screen International)

According to the European Audiovisal Observatory, “European TV series episodes make up 24% of all episodes on pay per view VOD in Europe”. (EAO)

There is speculation that ITV is eyeing the acquisition of Endemol Shine. (Deadline)

TV has kept its appeal and is taking advantage of new forms of distribution” according to new research. (Variety)

The Hollywood Reporter looks at a global reality TV renaissance, where Amazon and Netflix are at the wheel.

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