Published on: 30 March 2017 in Industry

Directors Digest — Thursday 30 March

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Today’s Directors Digest takes in Ofcom, sustainability, Cannes film festival and a stunt that took sixty-four takes to film. Read all about it below. 


And, according to the Guardian, they're also telling the BBC to spend more outside London. 

albert — BAFTA’s visual arts sustainability initiative — have teamed up with Good Energy to reduce the industry’s carbon footprint. Read more on TVBeurope, and read our Vice Chair Steve Smith on sustainability here.  

Culture secretary Karen Bradley has provided a written statement on the future of Channel 4. (

The Verge has a piece on how black filmmakers are finding fresh opportunities on TV

Barclays has revealed a £100m UK TV fund. (ScreenDaily)


Cannes film festival has come under fire for appearing to airbrush its poster of actor Claudia Cardinale. (Guardian)

Hiive talk to Finding Vivian Maier director Charlie Siskel about the art of documentary storytelling

Meanwhile, Indiewire looks into the pros and cons of making a documentary by yourself.  

Christopher Nolan and Sofia Coppola have urged fans to watch films in cinemas, instead of on Netflix. (Guardian)

Meanwhile, one stunt in Alex Kurtzman’'s The Mummy needed 64 zero gravity. (Variety)


In response to this week’s triggering of Article 50, the Creative Industries Federation have released a statement. Find it on their website

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