Published on: 29 July 2021 in Industry

Directors Digest — Thursday 29 July

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This week saw ITV say goodbye to The X Factor, and a rebrand leading to the retirement of Sky One. Meanwhile, Netflix considers mandating vaccines for its UK production cast and crew. 

Netflix is considering mandating vaccinations for cast and crew on UK shootsDeadline reports. 

The BFI reports that 640 film and TV productions have been enabled in the past year by the Film and TV Production Restart Scheme. (BFI)

The X Factor has been cancelled by ITV after a seventeen-year run. (Deadline)

Meanwhile, Sky One is being retired as part of a major rebrand. (Variety)

The 2021 Venice Film Festival line-up was announced this week. Screen Daily have rounded up all the key talking points

Filmmakers including Carol MorleyMartin ScorseseAmma Asante and more have published an open letter calling for Radio 4’s The Film Programme to be saved. (Guardian)

Wellbeing facilitators could become common on film shootsScreen Daily reports. 

Director Cate Shortland breaks down an action sequence from Black Widow in the New York Times Anatomy of a Scene series. 

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