Published on: 17 September 2018 in Industry

Directors Digest — 17 September 2018

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Emmys, Griersons and a major new Directors UK report — this week’s Digest is bursting at the seams.

Plus there’s an investigation of authorised documentaries, best picture races and getting a US media visa in the age of Donald Trump. Read all about it below. 


We released our new report — Adjusting the Colour Balance: Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Representation Among Screen Directors Working in UK Television — which revealed some very disappointing diversity figures. (Directors UK)

The final 2018 Grierson Award nominees were announced, with several members featuring. Congratulations to all of this year’s nominees! (Directors UK)

The Emmy Awards also took place, and Directors UK member Stephen Daldry took home the award for Best Director — Drama. Congratulations to Stephen!


Does being authorised make a documentary more authentic? Little White Lies asks the question. 

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 [email protected] with your article idea. 

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