Published on: 18 October 2017 in Industry
Directors Digest — Thursday 19 September
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Brexit, the culture of long hours in the industry and Crimewatch have all been in the news this week. You can catch up on all the latest (including two major industry reports) below.
This comes as the Creative Industries Federation have released their Global Talent Report — available to read here. (CIF)
Screen International reports that a new Asian film festival is to launch in the UK next year.
European filmmakers have protested the sacking of Polish Film Institute Director Magdalena Sroka. (Variety)
Massive congratulations to our former President Paul Greengrass, who has been awarded a prestigious BFI Fellowship. (Directors UK)
A BECTU report shows that a culture of long hours is damaging the Film and TV industry. (Televisual)
Details have been revealed about the new Cannes TV festival. (Screen International)
Netflix is aiming to spend over $7 billion on content in 2018. (Screen International)
Meanwhile, producers Victoria Ashbourne and Stuart Shawcross have launched a new entertainment indie. (Televisual)
And finally, the BBC will be axeing Crimewatch after 33 years. (Guardian)
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