Published on: 14 November 2018 in Industry

Directors Digest — 12 November 2018

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Big hires at Netflix and Channel 4, John Bradbourne award winners, rotoscope animation and the sad passing of Stan Lee all feature in this week’s Directors Digest. Read all about it below. 

Television

Netflix have hired Sky drama boss Anne Mensah as VP of content. (TBIVision)

The Film & Television Charity have announced their second group of John Bradbourne award recipients, which include Directors UK members Claire Alberie and Stephanie Zari.  Congratulations to all of this year’s picks! (Screen International)

Televisual looks at the next steps for Channel 4 now that they have declared their intention to move to Leeds.

Meanwhile, Channel 4 has hired Jon Petrie as comedy commissioner. (Deadline)

Film

Stan Lee passed away at the age of 95, with people paying tribute from across the industry. (BBC)

Working Title Films are to receive an astounding achievement honour at the 2018 Screen Awards. (Screen International)

Peter Jackson talks to the Guardian about the technology that went into creating his documentary, They Shall Not Grow Old.

Little White Lies looks at the influence of Max Fleischer, the creator of rotoscope animation. 

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