Published on: 31 May 2018 in Industry

Directors Digest — Thursday 31 May 2018

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Channel 4 revealed its shortlist for a new national HQ in what was a busy week of industry news.

There were some interesting developments in European Parliament, where a copyright reform draft drew strong responses, alongside a look at making Midnight Cowboy, and what Blockchain could mean for the future of the industry. 

Film

Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, who was arrested by Russian Security Services in May 2014, has reportedly been on hunger strike since May 14. The European Film Academy has issued a letter, signed by Directors UK, calling for Senstov to be released and his safety assured. (Directors UK)

Television

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