Research into nepotism and accusations of box-office inaccuracy abound in today’s Directors Digest — but there are some rays of sunshine: new diversity schemes are a hit in New York and some major funding has taken place. Read all about it here.
Researchers have found a culture of nepotism in the film industry. (Guardian)
The Verge asks whether Disney wants its directors to have artistic freedom.
Meanwhile, Hollywood is reported to be auditing the Chinese Box Office for the first time amid fears of inaccuracy. (Bloomberg)
New York is close to financially rewarding TV shows that encourage diversity behind the camera, Buzzfeed reports.
Vimeo has scrapped plans for a video subscription service. (The Hollywood Reporter)
PACT and BECTU have agreed terms on a deal to stop the exploitation of crew in the industry. (Broadcast, Paywall)
C4’s Alex Menzies joins Betty as chief creative officer. (Televisual)
And finally, The Economist takes a look at the threat to Al Jazeera.
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