This week’s Digest has a nostalgic feel: there’s a look back at the glory days of the Scala, a discussion of film preservation and the news that Blue Peter will be digitising its entire back catalogue for its 60th anniversary.
Meanwhile, there’s some big hires at Netflix, Scottish BAFTAs and a reflection on the sad passing of Roger Mainwood. Read all about it below.
Indiewire takes a look at an oncoming film preservation crisis — are we at risk of losing some era-defining cinema?
Bafta’s head of film Jim Bradshaw is moving to Netflix. (Screen International)
Roger Mainwood, director of Ethel and Ernest, recently passed away at the age of 65. We take a moment to appreciate his life and works. (Directors UK)
The winners of the 2018 Production Guild Awards were been announced, and you can read a full list of them on the Production Guild website.
The BAFTA Scotland 2018 nominations were announced, and they included several Directors UK members. Congratulations to all of this year’s nominees!
Following a backlash, Netflix has backed off award producer credits to its executives. (The Hollywood Reporter)
For its 60th anniversary, Blue Peter will have its every episode digitised. (Guardian)
Meanwhile, China has extended its restrictions on foreign content on TV and online. (Screen International)
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