Published on: 08 July 2021 in Industry

Directors Digest — Thursday 8 July

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The BBC releases its annual report, a BECTU report shines a light on the fear of blacklisting that exists in the industry, and Jack Thorne is announced as this year's MacTaggart speaker. Read all about it below. 

The BBC released its annual report this week, and you can read it in full here. (BBC)

Meanwhile, a new report from BECTU has shown how many entertainment workers fear that reporting unacceptable behaviour could damage their careers. (BBC)

The second issue of Reprezentology, the Journal of Media and Diversity, was released this week — including an insightful report into the exclusion of British East Asian and South Asian talent in British cinema. (Reprezentology)

BBCS generates £300M from SVoDs and Pay TV, Broadcast reports.  

Jack Thorne will deliver this year’s MacTaggart lecture, and will focus on inclusion and disability. (Edinburgh TV Festival)

Meanwhile, BBC Studios has appointed Naomi Benson from TwentyTwenty as Head of Development for its documentary unit. (Televisual)

 A new Anthony Hopkins feature film will be made available as an NFT, Screen reports. 

And finally, Andrea Arnold has written for The Guardian ahead of the Cannes premiere of her new documentary, Cow.  

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