Published on: 19 November 2018 in Industry

Directors Digest — 19 November 2018

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Netflix, Brexit and trapped penguins all feature in today’s Directors Digest, where you can also find Steve McQueen on his career and a look at the work of the late Pablo Ferro and William Goldman. Read all about it below.  


Designer and title artist Pablo Ferro passed away last week at the age of 83. Art of the Title looks at some of his iconic work, including Dr Strangelove and Alfie.

Writer William Goldman also passed away last week. The Ringer took an in-depth look at five of his most famous lines. 

A number of directors, including Edgar Wright and Guillermo Del Toro, have rallied in an attempt to save the classic film streaming platform Filmstruck. (Indiewire)

Steve McQueen spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about social injustice and his new film Widows. 

Paramount are set to produce films for Netflix. (Screen International)

Film School Rejects have compiled six filmmaking tips from The Favourite director Yorgos Lanthimos.


A number of filmmakers have backed the decision made by the crew of BBC’s Dynasties to save a group of trapped penguins. (Guardian

TBIVision looks at the potential impact Brexit could have on the television sector. 

A+E has hired Sky Vision’s Moreyba Bidessie to work on scripted development. (Televisual)

HBO has hired a specialist to make sure their programmes can shoot sex scenes without fear of misconduct. (Guardian)

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