Published on: 19 February 2020 in Industry

Directors Digest — 19 February 2020

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CBeebies, peak TV, awards voting procedures and vertically-aligned blockbusters. Read the latest news and views from the industry below.  

Television

Following the sad passing of Caroline Flack, Variety calls on Love Island to consider the mental health of its staff

How do you solve a problem like the BBC? Digital TV Europe investigates. 

At the Guardian, Stuart Heritage provides an homage to CBeebies

Has peak TV peaked? Industry insiders have their say in The Hollywood Reporter. 

Film

Are vertically-aligned blockbusters the next big thing? (Indiewire)

Curzon CEO Phillip Knatchbull talks to Screen about Parasites release strategy

Meanwhile, Bong Joon-hos interpreter Sharon Choi writes about awards season from her perspective. (Variety)

Industry figures discuss how Bafta's film award voting procedures could be improved. (Screen)

And finally, The Ringer takes an in-depth look at the work of the amazing Céline Sciamma

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 communications@directors.uk.com with your article idea.

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