Published on: 19 July 2017 in Industry

Directors Digest — Thursday 20 July

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Today’s Directors Digest comes after a tumultuous week in the film and television industry, which saw not only BBC pay revelations and the passing of director George A. Romero, but the publication of two vital reports into inclusivity and freelance work respectively. Read the reports along with the full round-up of news and views below. 


Director and Directors UK member Edgar Wright paid tribute to his inspiration, the late George A. Romero. (Edgar Wright)

Raising Films released their report on inclusion in the film industry, Raising Our Game, claiming that unlwaful employment practises are discriminating against parents and carers.

Meanwhile Christopher Nolan has announced that he will not work with Netflix, describing their film strategy as “pointless.” (Indiewire)


Discussion in the world of television was dominated by BBC pay revelations, which exposed issues with gender and BAME pay. (ScreenDaily)

Sir Lenny Henry has accused Ofcom of practising ‘fake diversity’, quoting statistics from the Directors UK report UK Television: Adjusting the Colour Balance. (Guardian)

The latest subscription figures for Netflix surpassed investor expectations, reports Variety

The Creative Industries Federation released their report into creative freelancers

Are you a member with an opinion on one of these stories? Is there an issue affecting directors that you think isn’t getting enough attention in the media? Why not write for us and make yourself heard — email [email protected] with your article idea.

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