Some big appointments at the BFI, gender equality in Korea, the rise of cPass and behind the scenes of Corrie — there’s something for everyone in today’s Directors Digest. Have a read of the news and views below.
New Apple programming chief Jay Hunt has opened talks with indies in a search for new programming. (Broadcast)
Netflix is testing the gamification of Children’s TV shows, The Verge reports.
At a conference in Jerusalem, the heads of numerous US television companies spoke about diversity and TV advertising, among other subjects. (The Hollywood Reporter)
Meanwhile, The Guardian has put together a fantastic photo essay from behind the scenes of Coronation Street.
Lisa Marie Russo is to head the new £1m BFI Doc Society fund. (Screen Daily)
“Film depictions of sexual violence are increasingly alarming.” A feature from Elena Lazic in The Guardian hits out at the use of sexual violence as a device.
Japanese director Takeshi “Beat” Kitano is to quit the film company he founded. (The Hollywood Reporter)
The founder of cPass, the UK equivalent to MoviePass, explains the intentions behind the website. (Screen International)
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