Published on: 04 September 2019 in Industry

Directors Digest — Wednesday 4 September

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Are documentaries the new art-house lifeline? How can the UK VFX industry survive in a post-Brexit landscape? And is the age of bingewatching over? This week’s Digest probes all these questions and brings you all the news from another busy week.


“Women directors are not allowed to fail”American Psycho director Mary Harron spoke her mind at a Venice gender equality seminar this week. (Deadline

Meanwhile, documentaries could be the new art-house lifeline. (Indiewire)

Director Lulu Wang provides a commentary for a scene in her new film, The Farewell. (New York Times)

Danny Boyle discusses the movies that made him on Radio 1’s Screen Time. (BBC

A new report on inclusion showed that once again, statistics for women behind the camera are static. (USC Annenberg)


Ofcom is set to face a gruelling PSB prominence challenge, Broadcast reports. 

Is the age of bingewatching over? The Guardian thinks it might be. 

The UK VFX industry is facing a fight to stay on top in a post-Brexit landscape. (Televisual)

Filmmarket hub has revealed seven projects for its London TV pitchbox event. (Screen International)

The Guardian profiles Traveling While Black, an Emmy-nominated VR docmuentary on racism in America

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