Published on: 01 May 2019 in Industry

Directors Digest — 1 May 2019

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Things have been busy at Netflix as the Obamas unveil their first slate for the streaming giant, and an executive role for inclusion and diversity is created.

Meanwhile, a Final Draft update scans for inclusivity, the Cannes 2019 jury is announced and the screen community mourned the passing of Boyz n the Hood director John Singleton, who passed away at the age of 51.


The BAFTA TV Craft Awards were announced, and it was a successful night for our members. (Directors UK)

Ahead of the Awards, TBI Magazine interviewed the nominees for the Best Director: Multi-Camera award.

One this week’s TV talking points was the visibility of the latest episode of Game of ThronesDigital Trends looks at the factors that could have affected video quality.

Netflix has created a new executive position based on inclusion and diversity. (LA Times)

Meanwhile, Barack and Michelle Obama’s first slate for the streaming giant has been revealed. (Deadline)


The film world mourned the passing of John Singleton, aged 51. The Guardian recounts Singleton talking about making Boyz N The Hood — when he was just 22.

Meanwhile, Variety writes about how Boys N The Hood steered Hollywood in a new direction

Final Draft will soon be able to analyse your script for inclusivity, Deadline reports. 

Phillip Youmans, aged just 19, has become the youngest filmmaker ever to compete at Tribeca Film Festival. (The Daily Beast)

Meanwhile, the jury for Cannes Festival 2019 has been announced — featuring Kelly Reichardt, Yorgos Lanthimos and Alice Rohrwacher among other filmmakers. (The Hollywood Reporter)

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