Published on: 21 October 2021 in Industry

Directors Digest — Thursday 21 October

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Senior creatives challenge the BBC, the IATSE strike is averted and Channel 4 builds a new play-out system in the latest edition of Directors Digest. 

Senior creatives have writtent to BBC Chair Richard Sharp after diversity champion and journalist Marcus Ryder was reportedly vetoed for appointment by Director General Time Davie. (Deadline)

The nationwise IATSE strike in the US has been averted as an 11th hour deal is reached. (Televisual)  

Channel 4 has had to build a new play-out system after suffering significant problems following a fire in September. (Televisual)

Raising Films has released their How We Work Now report, unveiling some shocking statistics on the landscape for carers in the industry. (Raising Films)

The BBC is meeting with industry bodies to work out how its anti-bullying guidelines can be put into practice. (Deadline)

Netflix are changing the way they measure viewership data — the Guardian explains why this should matter to you

Meanwhile, trans employees of Netflix have staged a walkout after the company’s support for Dave Chapelle’s The Closer. (IndieWire)

Little White Lies interviews Denis Villeneuve about his new blockbuster, Dune

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