Published on: 05 August 2021 in Industry

Directors Digest — Thursday 5 August

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UK streaming doubles in 2020, 24 Hours in A&E finds a new home, and a new £700m studio complex comes to Hertfordshire. Read all about it below. 

A new £700m studio complex is coming to Hertforsdhire, Broadcast reports. 

The Independent Cinema Office is launching a revenue-sharing, BFI-backed film platform. (Screen)

The Harder They Fall, directed by Jeymes Samuel and starring Idris Elba, is set to open London film festival. (Guardian)

A new Ofcom report shows that UK Streaming doubled in 2020. (Deadline)

Meanwhile, Screen rounds up the Indie VOD platforms every filmmaker needs to know

24 Hour in A&E is shifting its production to Leeds, Televisual reports. 

Director David Lowery narrates a sequence from The Green Knight as part of the New York Times Anatomy of a Scene series

And finally, SlashFilm looks at how Scarlett Johanssons Disney lawsuit could shape the film industry

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