Published on: 20 November 2019 in Industry

Directors Digest — 20 November 2019

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Newsround, licence fees and Disney+ are just some of the topics included in this week’s Digest — which also saw the launch of our new guidelines on directing nudity and simulated sex.


We released our guidelines on directing nudity and simulated sex, which were picked up by outlets around the industry — including the BBC. 


The proposed new film and TV studios in Dagenham are still progressing, despite earlier Brexit disruption. (Deadline)

Roma has become the first Netflix film to be included in the Criterion collection. (SlashFilm)

Variety looks at the formidable success of Bong Joon-Ho’s Parasite, and what’s been driving it.

Clerks director Kevin Smith gave an in-depth interview to the Guardian about his life and career

Martin Scorsese has pledged to preserve African cinema, with the launch of The African Film Heritage Project. (Little White Lies)


The BBC is planning to drop Newsround as kids move online. (Guardian)

The Ringer rounds up five big takeaways from the launch of Disney+.

Gordon Brown is leading and independent group trying to broker a new deal to keep free TV licences for the over-75s. (Broadcast

A new DGA report has found that TV director diversity has hit a new high. (The Hollywood Reporter)

BBC Chair David Clementi is looking to cut red tape around commissioning, Broadcast reports. 

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 [email protected] with your article idea.

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