Published on: 20 August 2018 in Industry

Directors Digest — 20 August 2018

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This week saw the release of our major new gender report in UK TV, with evidence pointing towards a widening of the gender gap. 

Meanwhile, there’s developments at The Farm and Shepperton Studios — and is your laptop screen the next best cinematic framing device? Read all about it below. 

Television

This week we released ‘Who’s Calling the Shots? A report on gender inequality among directors working in UK TV’ — and found that the gender gap continues to widen overall. (Directors UK)

Film

Rungano Nyoni’s I Am Not A Witch has been picked as the UK’s foreign-language Oscar entry. (ScreenDaily)

This week filmmaker Oleg Sentsov passed 100 days on his hunger strike in prison — PEN International published his story, Testament

Just how popular are Oscar winners? Stephen Follows crunches the numbers. (Stephen Follows)

The Guardian ponders over the laptop screen, and its new function as a cinematic framing device

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