Published on: 11 February 2020 in Industry

Directors Digest — 12 December 2020

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Oscar glory, Independent Spirits, The Land That Time Forgot and the hunt for the BBC’s next Director General. This week’s Digest is fit to burst with industry news. Read all about it below. 

Film

The 92nd Annual Academy Awards tooks place on Sunday evening, and Parasite took home the award for Best Picture, with Bong Joon-ho winning the Best Director award. In the LA Times, Justin Chang explained just why this was such a seismic moment

However, some visual effects pros were irked by the way the telecast presented the VFX category. (The Hollywood Reporter)

And the lack of diversity in the acting categories continued to draw criticism, prompting some to ask why no-one will call it out properly. (ITV)

Meanwhile, at the Independent Spirit Awards, The Farewell took home Best Film, while the Safdie Brothers took home the Best Director award. (Screen)

In the Guardian, director Kevin Connor talks about making The Land That Time Forgot

Television

The BBC has kicked off the hunt for is next Director General. (Broadcast)

What does TV Licence decriminalisation actually mean? Broadcast breaks it down. 

Meanwhile, China’s Youku platform has bought 80 hours of BBC Studios Drama. (TBI Vision)

Streaming use has nearly doubled in two years according to Nielsen figures. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Director Dominic Cooke has launched Fictionhouse, a new banner for producing film, TV and theatre. (Deadline)

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