Big appointments, big salaries and big-budget movie failures are just one part of today’s Directors Digest, which also takes in sixth form colleges, Ofcom and the sad passing of Sir Peter Hall. Read all about it below.
Sir Peter Hall passed away, aged 86. We took a moment to remember his life and works.
The Guardian asks whether big budget flops could be good for cinema.
Israel’s culture minister has slammed compatriot director Samuel Moaz over his Venice grand jury prize-winning film. (ScreenDaily)
...Which prompted Little White Lies to hope that Jenkins doesn’t become the exception that proves the rule.
Working Title are backing a new London sixth form college which will have a specialism in film. (ScreenDaily)
Meanwhile, a new study claims to show that the online film review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes has no effect on box office results. (Indiewire)
UKTV has unveiled new shows as part of an original content push, Televisual reports.
And finally, Ofcom has criticised UK broadcasters over a serious lack of diversity. (Guardian)
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