Published on: 11 March 2020 in Industry

Directors Digest — 11 March 2019

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Parasite breaks records, BBC Three eyes a potential return to TV, and a new Edinburgh studio gets the green light in a week of industry news dominated by the spread of Coronavirus. 

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Film

COVID-19 is causing a significant number of industry events around the world to be either cancelled or postponed. The Hollywood Reporter is keeping a regularly updated list of changes to major events on its website

Little White Lies profiles CPC London, the company converting digital to 35mm.

Parasite has become the highest-grossing foreign-language film of all-time at the UK box office.

Meanwhile, The Ringer celebrates the 30th anniversary of Reginald Hudlin’s House Party

Television

Could BBC Three move back to TV? TVB Europe reports that it may be happening

Dorothy Byrne has stepped aside as head of Channel 4 news to take up a role as editor-at-large

This Country director Tom George has called on senior production team members “to be more responsible for increasing the diversity of their crews.

Screen Scotland has greenlit a new Edinburgh studio First Stage with a £1m investment

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