Published on: 05 April 2023 in Industry

Directors Digest — Wednesday 5 April

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This week, Bectu launches a campaign calling for urgent action on working conditions in unscripted television, and producer David Puttnam highlights the skills shortage in the UK industry. Find out more in this week’s Digest.

Bectu launches a new campaign to standardise working conditions in unscripted TV following an open letter penned by director Anna Collins.

In his last keynote address as U.K. Film Distributors’ Association president, David Puttnam warned of U.K. inward investment moving to other countries if the ongoing skill shortage issue is not tackled. (Variety)

Read about how Yellowstone and its creator Taylor Sheridan has changed Paramount’s fortunes, Hollywood headshots, and possibly Texas politics, via Indiewire.

Film Stories reports that Britain’s most prolific female director Muriel Box will be celebrated with a BFI season.

UK Black creatives call out the industry’s “glass ceiling” at The New Black Film Collective XPO. (Screen Daily)

Cineworld halts plan to sell operations in US, UK and Ireland, The Guardian reports.

For Indiewire’s Filmmaker Toolkit podcast, director Gregg Araki unpacks the long journey to restoring his cult classic, The Doom Generation.

Director and former stuntman Chad Stahelski talks about gun safety on the set of John Wick: Chapter 4. (Indiewire)

And finally, filmmaker Martika Ramirez Escobar discusses the creation of her meta action comedy, Leonor Will Never Die, with The Guardian.

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