Published on: 06 July 2017 in Industry

Directors Digest — Thursday 6 July

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From casting controversies and studio deals to department rebrands and acronyms that won’t budge — there’s plenty to get stuck into in today’s Directors Digest. Read all about it below. 


BBC film critic Barry Norman sadly passed away on the weekend. The Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw was one of many to pay tribute.

SAG-AFTRA has reached a theatrical deal with Hollywood Studios. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Stephen Follows look as how many shots there are in the average movie. (Stephen Follows)

Little White Lies talk to legendary producer Lawrence Turman about how to measure the success of a film.

Disability organisations have criticised Blind, the upcoming film starring Alec Baldwin, for casting the able-bodied actor as the blind lead. (Variety)


The BBC has promised a wider mix of programming as it seeks to reinvent itself. (Guardian)


The Society of Audiovisual Authors (SAA) have published a new article about freedom of contract. (SAA)

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has changed its name to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport — but the acronym remains the same. (

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