Published on: 20 May 2020 in Industry

Directors Digest — Wednesday 20 May

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Raising Films turns five years old, Screen Yorkshire and the LEP announce a new production fund, and CISAC releases its Global Collections Report.

Read all the latest news and views from the industry below. 

The Industry

Coronavirus continues to have massive implications for the screen industries, with major developments taking place daily. For comprehensive coverage, Screen International have compiled all their industry news in one place on their website. 

Television

Neighbours director Tony Gardiner talks about what it's like directing under COVID-19 protocols. (IF Australia)

BBC Three could return as a broadcast channel under new proposals, The Guardian reports.

A new WFTV survey has found that two thirds of freelancers are not receiving government support. (Broadcast)

Screen Yorkshire has announced a new Indie TV and film development fund for Leeds-based production companies. You can find more region-specific funding and financial assistance here.

As part of mental health week, Alex Pumfrey, CEO of The Film and TV Charity, set out the business case for better mental health in Broadcast.

This week, CISAC — who represent collecting societes from around the world — released their Global Collections Report. You can read the report here.  

Film

Mike Leigh, Sarah Polley, Steve McQueen and more relive their most memorable night at the movies. (Guardian)

Mark Duplass pays tribute to the work of Lynn Shelton, who sadly passed away on the weekend at the age of 54. (Variety)

Film culture is still surviving under lockdown — a Tortoise long read explains how. 

New research has shown that 70% of consumers would rather watch the latest movies at home. (Variety)

And finally, Raising Films turns five years old this week, and you can read their story to date on their website.  (Raising Films)

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