This week saw the appointment of a new Chair at BAFTA, some deep dives into BFI funding, and further developments in the bidding war for Sky.
Plus there’s sustainability, inclusion riders (or the lack thereof) and shooting on your iPhone. Read all about it below.
Pippa Harris has been named the new Chair of BAFTA. (Screen International)
Stephen Follows provides an in-depth look at the influence of BFI development and production funding. (Stephen Follows)
Meanwhile, the BFI’s new plans for documentary funding has had a mixed response. (Screen International)
Three months after Frances McDormand popularised the idea of inclusion riders, Vanity Fair asks if they’re actually seeing any use.
Filmmaker Victoria Mapplebeck provides her tips on shooting with an iPhone. (The Conversation)
Vanity Fair meets Haifaa al-Mansour, the groundbreaking director of Mary Shelley.
Mary Honeyball MEP called for remuneration from digital giants for creators. (The Honeyball Buzz)
Meanwhile, The Guardian reports that the UK government has conditionally cleared Fox and Comcast offers for Sky.
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