Published on: 14 October 2021 in Industry

Directors Digest — Thursday 14 October

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The BBC overhauls its bullying and harassment guidelines, a new report exposes gender inequality in documentaries, and UK soaps plan an ambitious collaboration. Read all about it below.

The BBC is overhauling its on-set bullying and sexual harassment guidelines, Deadline reports. 

A new report from We Are Doc Women shows unacceptable gender inequality behind the camera in the documentary sector

Stateside, IATSE has set a strike date of Monday 18 October if a deal isn’t reached. (Variety)

UK soaps will be crossing and combining to commemorate the COP26 conference. (Digital Spy)

Distinctly British children’s TV could be under threat if government subsidies end, The Guardian reports. 

New BFI Film Fund Director Mia Bays set out her vision this week, with an approach of scoping beyond metro areas. (Screen)

As subtitled programmes take the world by storm, The Guardian looks at what Netflix is and isn’t doing to make sure the subtitling is up to scratch

Flee director Jonas Poher Rasmussen discusses some of the techniques used to make his stunning new animated feature. (IndieWire)

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