Published on: 12 October 2017 in Industry

Directors Digest — Thursday 12 October

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The disturbing allegations involving Harvey Weinstein have dominated the industry news cycle this week, but there has also been space for some good news regarding film funding from the BFI, and some major staffing developments in the TV world. Read about it all below. 

Film

The BFI has made some significant changes to its Film Fund, including a commitment to pursuing 50 - 50 gender balance and specific targets for BAME, LGBTQ and disabity funding. (ScreenDaily)

Multiple allegations of rape and sexual harrassment have emerged against Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein. The New Yorker spoke to multiple women about their experiences. (Warning for disturbing content.)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar spoke to director Reginald Hudlin about “the need for socially relevant movies that aren’t preachy.” (The Hollywood Reporter)

Television

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