Published on: 10 December 2018 in Industry

Directors Digest — 10 December 2018

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WFTV Award-winners, fair remuneration, a dilemma regarding Bafta eligibility and Directors UK member Jon Sen hired as executive producer for EastEnders. Tuck into the last Directors Digest on 2018!

Television

The Women in Film and TV awards were announced, with Directors UK member Hettie Macdonald taking home the director award. Congratulations Hettie! (Screen International)

Directors UK member Jon Sen has been appointed executive producer of EastEnders. Congratulation to Jon! (BBC)

International organisations representing authors and performers issue a statement calling for fairer rules on remuneration. (FERA)

Our panel from this year’s Sheffield Doc/Fest, on the industry’s response to #metoo, is now available to watch in its entrity on YouTube. (Sheffield Doc/Fest)

Film

Screen International looks at why UK producers face a theatrical dilemma for Bafta eligibility. 

The cinematographers behind First Man, Widows and The Favourite talk about how they shot their films. (Indiewire)

A major new Film and TV facility is being planned for Scotland. (Screen International)

A new study has found that casting women in leading roles is good for business. (Jezebel

BBC Films have hired Claudia Yusef as head of development. (Deadline)

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 communications@directors.uk.com with your article idea. 

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