Published on: 23 January 2019 in Industry

Directors Digest — 23 January 2019

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Academy Awards, National Television Awards, European parliament, 3D film, post production, Brexit and watching films really slowly — it’s a feast of industry news in this week’s Directors Digest. 


The 91st Academy Award nominations were announced on Tuesday. Congratulations to all of this year’s nominees! (AMPAS)

However, once again there were no female directors shortlisted in the best director category. (Variety)

The European Parliament has released a study on gender inequality in EU film productions. Read the report in full here. (EUParl)

Intel RealSense provides a beginner’s guide to 3D film technologies.

“Can a film be consumed at the speed of reading a book? Yes, just as a car city can be enjoyed on foot.” Bryan Boyer writes about experiencing film in super slow motion. (Medium)

Meanwhile, Studio Canal is searching for another UK MD after Elizabeth Trotman’s move breaks down. (Variety)


The winners of the 2019 National Television Awards have been announced — congratulations to all of this year’s winners and nominees!

The BBC has moved to address insurance concerns within the industry, as reported by Broadcast. This follows concerns raised by Directors UK and BECTU last week.

Discovery is turning to the Netherlands for a base as the threat of a no deal Brexit looms large. (Bloomberg)

UK multichannel investment in content passes £1bn milestone, Digital TV Europe reports. 

Halo post production is expanding into its new Dean Street building. (Televisual)

Comedy Travel shows are a huge TV trend — so why can’t Whoopi Goldberg get commissioned? The Guardian investigates. 

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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