Published on: 31 August 2022 in Industry

Directors Digest — Wednesday 31 August

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PACT and BECTU agree a last-minute extension, Venice Film Festival returns and Rose Ayling-Ennis delivers a call to arms in the alternate MacTaggart. Read all about it below. 

PACT and BECTU have agreed a last-minute extension in the hope of striking a deal over the next month. (Deadline)

In her alternative MacTaggart lecture, Rose Ayling-Ennis called on industry leaders to put the work in on deaf representation. You can watch the speech in full here. (Edinburgh TV Festival)

Meanwhile, Channel 4 won the Edinburgh TV Festival Channel of the Year award. (Televisual)

Can the Venice Film Festival Relaunch the Art House Movie Business?The Hollywood Reporter investigates. 

Amazon Studios’ European Originals director Georgia Brown is stepping down after 5 years. (Screen International)

Meanwhile, BBC Studios has taken a 25% stake in Mothership Productions, the unscripted indie set up by former Channel 4 exec Kelly Webb-Lamb. (TBIVision)

Analysis of the latest survey from Broadcast magazine explores the highs and lows of working in TV.

Top Gun: Maverick director Joseph Kosinski explains how he captured the film’s epic dogfight scenes

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