Published on: 26 February 2020 in Industry

Directors Digest — 26 February 2020

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Harvey Weinstein is found guilty, there’s a new dawn for Disney, and a different approach to making cinemas inclusive is on the rise — this week’s Digest has the pick of the news and views from around the Industry. 


Lenny Henry has unveiled a new diversity institute, the Sir Lenny Henry Centre of Media Diversity. (Broadcast)

The History Channel will be rebranded as Sky History in the UK, TBI Vision reports. 

Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway Executive Producer Pete Ogden is set to join BBC Studios to head Entertainment North. (Televisual)

Vice looks back at 3 Non Blondes, the UK’s First Black Female Sketch Show.

Meanwhile, The Guardian interviews Dom Joly and director Sam Cadman on the making of Trigger Happy TV


In a watershed case, Harvey Weinstein was found guilty of rape on Monday. (BBC)

How many screenwriters does it take to write a movie? Stephen Follows has the not-so straightforward answers. (Stephen Follows)

Emma director Autumn De Wilde talks to Indiewire about how she found another way to tell Austen’s classic romance

Film Stories writes about the rise of Relaxed Screenings, a new way to make cinema more inclusive.

And finally, Bob Iger is stepping down as CEO of Disney, with Bob Chapek set to succeed him. (Variety)

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