Published on: 04 August 2022 in Industry

Directors Digest — Thursday 4 August

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Pact calls a summit as BECTU rejects its drama agreement, WB shock the industry by cancelling the forthcoming Batgirl, and BBC Midlands finds a new base. Read all about it below. 

Pact has called a summit of streamers, broadcasters and indies to discuss the Bectu’s rejection of its drama agreement offer, Broadcast reports. 

Is this the beginning of the end for Europe’s PSBs? Deadline has the analysis following licence fee strife in France and the U.K. 

Warner Bros. Discovery shocked the industry by axeing their forthcoming Batgirl film just a few months before its release. (BBC)

Producer Janet Yang has been announced as President of AMPAS. (Screen

BBC Midlands is relocating from its Mailbox base to Digbeth. (Broadcast)

Chanel and the BFI are teaming up on a new filmmaker bursary, Televisual reports. 

BBC Studios will be returning to Cannes, and will also be honoured at Mipcom. (Variety)

And finally, Screen Daily looks at how director (and Directors UK member) Baillie Walsh helped to bring the ABBA Voyage concert to life.

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