Published on: 24 July 2019 in Industry

Directors Digest — 24 July 2019

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The NFTS comes to Leeds, BBC Studios names a new head of comedy, and research looks for a link between box office gross and budget.

Add that to some great director interviews and impressionistic photos of films and you have a packed-out Directors Digest. 


Subtitles are on the rise — and they’re no longer just for the hard of hearing. (Guardian)

Director Dominic Savage talks about the new I Am anthology, and creating drama by going off-script

The Creative Industries Federation have penned a letter to the newly-elected Boris Johnson, urging him to stand up for the creative industries. 

BBC Studios have named Josh Cole head of comedy, Televisual reports. 


Photographer Jason Shulman takes striking, impressionistic shots of films — and you can browse a gallery of them here. (Jason Shulman)

Meanwhile, are stuntmen taking over the film industry? (Guardian)

The NFTS is planning to open a major new hub in Leeds, Screen reports. 

Director Duncan Jones talks to the Guardian about making his acclaimed Sci Fi debut, Moon. 

And finally, Stephen Follows looks at whether a film’s box office gross can be connected to its budget.

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