It’s a busy Directors Digest this week, featuring Saudi Arabia, Channel 4, Netflix, Blue Planet II and yes of course...Star Wars. Read all about it below.
The Golden Globe nominations were announced, including our members Martin McDonagh and Ridley Scott among the nominees. Congratulations to them both! (Directors UK)
Stephen Follows takes a look at the disturbing state of corporate finance among UK film companies. (Stephen Follows)
Saudi Arabia will lift its ban on public cinemas for the first time in over 35 years. (The Daily Beast)
Fears of the government scrapping EIS for film have been partially allayed. (Screen International)
A recent survey has found the British TV industry to be a toxic environment rife with sexual harassment. (Deadline)
Ofcom has announced four new appointments to the Channel 4 Board, including our member Tom Hooper. (Ofcom)
Netflix has released some rare viewing stats, lending an insight into viewers’ habits. (TBI Vision)
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