Today’s Directors Digest is blissfully election-free, but that doesn’t mean there hasn’t been news to report! Big appointments abound at Channel 4 and 72 films, and a significant vote in the European Parliament has ramifications for audiovisual authors. Read all about it here.
Actor Seth Rogen has hit out at Sony Pictures’ plans to release clean versions of their films. (Guardian)
Edinburgh Film Festival announces its 2017 industry line up. (Screen Daily)
Cannes Film Festival shows how difficult the film world if for women directors, reports The Economist.
Why is Black British film struggling to find its voice? (Little White Lies)
Our War director John Douglas has been hired by 72 Film to lead their documentary slate. (Broadcast, Paywall)
Doc-makers speak to Broadcast about the lure of Netflix.
In the US, anger is growing over huge proposed cuts to Arts programmes. (Guardian)
Amazon will have a bigger impact than Netflix, according to reports from the ANGA COM conference in Cologne. (Digital TV Europe)
The European Parliament’s Internal Market Committee (IMCO) has declined to support audiovisual authors in a vote on proposed amendments. (SAA)
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