Published on: 20 February 2019 in Industry

Directors Digest — 20 February 2019

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This week’s Digest travels from Berlin to the British seaside, featuring Oscars, Sky Drama, PACT and so much more. Get stuck in to all the week’s news and views below.


The Hollywood Reporter rounds up its five key takeaways from Berlin Film Festival. 

Meanwhile, Little White Lies looks at how British film fell out of love with the seaside.

A new study found that were slightly more female protagonists in film in 2018, and that there’s still a problem with supporting roles. (Variety)

How Amazon’s film plans differ from Netflix (or anyone else). (The Hollywood Reporter)

Directors Debra Granik and Marielle Heller speak out about being left out of this year’s Oscar conversation. (Indewire)


Cameron Roach talks about his plans after becoming chief of Sky Drama this week. (Deadline)

PACT is opening an outpost in Leeds, Broadcast reports. 

Meanwhile, Diederick Santer will be stepping down as CEO of Kudos. (Deadline)

Larry Charles talks to the Guardian about his new Netflix series, The Dangerous World of Comedy, in which he asks terrorists to make him laugh. (Guardian)

Meanwhile, Riz Ahmed says that British TV “has no choice but to take more risks”. (TBI Vision)

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