Published on: 19 August 2021 in Industry

Directors Digest — Thursday 19 August

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A new report lays bare unacceptable working conditions in unscripted TV, while Channel 4 becomes the first broadcaster to share streaming performance data with indies.

Meanwhile, the Lord of the Rings travels to the UK, and Broadcast discusses the future of Channel 4. Read all about it below.

A new report from BECTU has outlined the unsustainable and unacceptable working conditions in Unscripted TV. (BECTU)

Channel 4 has become the first broadcaster to share their streaming performance data with production companies. (C4)

Lydia Mossahebi has been appointed Head of Digital Media Platforms and Planning for BBC Children’s & Education, Televisual reports. 

Amazon has moved their production of Lord of the Rings to the UK. (The Verge)

The Guardian interview Dawn Elrick, creator of the Shit Men in TV Have Said to Me Instagram account

Indie producers have called for a mental health body in the film industry, Screen International reports. 

The UK Government has renewed Freeview licenses for another season. (Televisual)

Broadcast hosted a Channel 4 round table with Marcus Ryder, Steve Coogan, Claire Enders, Andrew Sheldon and Chris Curtis. You can watch it in full here. (YouTube)

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