Published on: 14 May 2019 in Industry

Directors Digest — 15 May 2019

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It’s been a glittering week in the industry, with BAFTA Awards and the opening of Cannes Film Festival.

Meanwhile, there’s a look at the mind-boggling box-office performance of Avengers: Endgame, and rumours of Netflix keeping an eye out for a UK Studio space. Read all about it below.  


BFI CEO Amanda Nevill is set to step down in 2020Screen reports. 

What will film look lik in 20 years? The BBC investigates. 

Avengers: Endgame is confounding box-office projections. The Ringer looks at the number-crunchers attempting to keep track of the franchise’s success

As Cannes begins, Deadline features a wide-ranging interview with jury chief Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Diversity may be improving on-screen, but it still lags in executive positions. (Variety).


The BAFTA TV Awards were announced on Sunday evening. Congratulations to all of this year’s winners and nominees! (BAFTA)

Netflix is on the hunt for a UK studio space, Screen reports

Natural history co-pros are unlikely in the age of SVoDs, according to Our Planet producer Alastair Fothergill.  

Meanwhile, Disney is set to take full operational control of Hulu. (Screen International)

The Guardian spoke to some of the makers of Network 7looking back at at the groundbreaking 80s TV show.

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