Today’s Directors Digest touches on the general election, the looming WGA writers strike, avant-garde cinema and the sad passing of Jonathan Demme. Read all about it below.
After five months, Iranian filmmaker Keywan Karimi has been released from prison. (Reuters)
The Sydney Morning Herald has a fascinating interview with Anna Serner, Chief Executive of the Swedish Film Institute.
A new EU set-top ox ruling has given the film industry a boost in the fight against piracy, reports Screen Daily.
Indiewire has a list of six female avant-garde filmmakers who redefined cinema.
Netflix is open to simultaneous theatrical releases for its original films, reports Slash Film.
BBC Producer/Director Hannah Mattison has been appointed as a lecturer on Contemporary Media Practice at Plymouth College of Art. (Plymouth College of Art)
The WGA writers’ strike seems increasingly likely — Variety looks at the factors delaying the talks.
BBC2 controller Patrick Holland says the channel’s new slate signals his “vision for the channel.” (Televisual)
And finally, Downton Abbey is to get its own international touring exhibition. (The Hollywood Reporter)
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