Published on: 17 August 2017 in Industry
Directors Digest — Thursday 17 August
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Today’s Directors Digest takes a look at new television festivals, one dollar Stephen King adaptations, and just how many films are released in a year. Read all about it below.
Stephen Follows looks at how many films are released each year. (StephenFollows)
Meanwhile, The Guardian asks why so many directors are un-retiring.
John Bailey, the new President of the Academy, has said that diversity initiatives are “way overdue”. (New York Times)
Amazon is closing its Love Film by Post video rental service. (Venturebeat)
In the US, Tribeca has unveiled a standalone Tribeca TV Festival. (Screen International)
Coronation Street producer Kate Oates has said that the programme needs to hire more BAME writers. (Guardian)
And finally, Variety asks what Netflix’s poaching of Shonda Rhimes means for broadcast television.
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