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. 


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)


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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