Published on: 26 May 2022 in Industry

Directors Digest — Thursday 26 May

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The Government begins its BBC mid-term charter review, a new study delves into streamer stats and Cannes brings tales of filmmakers directing from the trunks of cars. Read all about it below. 

The BBC has announced plans to cut 200 hours of programming per year, including moving CBBC and BBC Four online. (Broadcast)

Broadcast has published the full transcript of Tim Davies speech outlining the BBC’s future “digital-first” approach.

The UK Government has started its BBC mid-term charter review with a focus on working-class representation, Deadline reports. 

New UK research has tracked streamer churn, and predicted that Netflix is on course to stay ahead of Disney+ by 2026. (Deadline)

Pact has predicted that a privatized Channel 4 would slash 75% of its spending. (Broadcast

Meanwhile, the BBC is putting the Antiques Roadshow out to tender. (Televisual)

The Guardian interviews Danny Boyle on his forthcoming Sex Pistols series, Pistol

Sky Docs is launching a £500k shorts fund, Televisual reports. 

In an extract from Hannah Strong’s new book, Sofia Coppola: Forever Young, the mythology of her film Marie Antoinette is explored.  (I-D)

The stars of Claire Denis Stars at Noon recount how the filmmaker would direct them...from inside the trunk of a car. (IndieWire)

And finally, in the New York Times Anatomy of a Scene series, Alex Garland narrates a sequence from his latest feature, Men

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