Published on: 18 April 2017 in Industry
Directors Digest — Tuesday 18 April
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Today’s Directors Digest is packed with news: we have more on the WGA talks, Sundance London and the hard truths of indie filmmaking. Read all about it here.
MP David Lammy has accused Ofcom of shirking its responsibilities when it comes to diversity at the BBC. (Guardian)
Broadcast reports that Netflix is closing in on 100 million subscribers. (Paywall)
The BBC is bringing in ‘green TV’ rules. (Broadcast, Paywall)
The clock is ticking on a writers’ strike in the US, as the WGA suspends talks. (The Hollywood Reporter)
Kate Phillips, the BBC’s entertainment chief, has urged producers to pitch factual and competition programmes with strong narrative arcs. (Broadcast, Paywall)
Miguel Arteta's Beatriz at Dinner has been announced as the opener for Sundance London. (ScreenDaily)
Director Andrew McCarthy has had his say about method acting on set... and he isn’t keen. (Independent)
Political tension causes the Korean Film Council to pull their Beijing film festival events. (The Hollywood Reporter)
And finally, Indiewire spoke to director James Gray about the harsh realities of independent filmmaking.