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!
A new CDN initiative is aiming to double the proportion of off-screen disabled talent working in TV. (Broadcast)
Does being authorised make a documentary more authentic? Little White Lies asks the question.
IMAX might soon be screening Netflix and Amazon originals, The Verge reports.
IndieWire reveals the new films produced as part of the second-round of Refinery 29’s Shatterbox anthology.
And finally, Beasts of No Nation director Carey Fukunaga has been announced as the next James Bond director, replacing Danny Boyle. (Guardian)
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