Published on: 25 September 2019 in Industry

Directors Digest — 25 September 2019

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Emmys, BAFTAs, Barb, female film composers and climate action — this week’s Digest is bursting with major industry news.  

Film

Research shows that moviegoers want to see far fewer trailers at the cinema. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Why are there so few female film composers? (Little White Lies)

Hustlers director Lorene Scarafia talks about approaching the film like a sports movie. (Variety)

The Wall Street Journal profiles the war for talent in the age of Netflix

Ad Astra director James Gray talks to Little White Lies about the pressures of big-budget directing

Television

The 2019 Emmys were announced, and it was a great night for British talent. (Screen)

Barb have said they would be ready to measure Netflix, following the streaming platform’s CEO Reed Hastings’ suggestion that they could be open to monitoring. (Broadcast)

BECTU and the BBC Natural History Unit voice their support for industry climate action. (Screen

Sir Lenny Henry calls for end to diversity schemes and initiatives in film and TV. (RTS)

Ava DuVernay talks to Vulture about making her stunning miniseries When They See Us

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