Published on: 01 October 2018 in Industry

Directors Digest — 1 October 2018

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Classic zombies turning fifty, 59-minute 3D takes and the EU approving quotas for VOD services — this week’s Digest is as eclectic as ever, and you can read all about it below.  


Screen unveiled their 2018 Stars of Tomorrow, and we’re thrilled to see it features our members Baff Akoto and Anna Blandford. Congratulations all of this year’s picks!

The Night of the Living Dead turned fifty this week. Rolling Stone gives us a look at the zombie movie that started it all. 

Filming a 59 minute take in 3D — sounds impossible? Director Bi Gan talks through what went into getting the shot. (Indiewire)

Right now, director John Carpenter prefers video games to directing, Slash Film reports. 


The news and documentary Emmys were announced this week, with Directors UK member Olivier Sarbil taking home the award for best cinematography. Congratulations Olivier!

Emmerdale will be airing an all-female episode in celebration of International Women’s Day. The Independent cites our recent “Who’s Calling the Shots?” study in their report.

Are you a member with an opinion on one of these stories? Is there an issue affecting directors that you think isn’t getting enough attention in the media? Why not write for us and make yourself heard — email [email protected] with your article idea

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