Published on: 27 March 2019 in Industry

Directors Digest — 27 March 2019

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From the ethics of true crime TV to the making of The Full Monty, by way of Cannes and Apple TV, this week’s Digest brings news from right across the industry. Dive in!


There was some fantastic news for directors, as EU parliament voted in favour of the new Copyright Directive. (Directors UK)


Capernaum director Nadine Labaki has been named President of the Un Certain Regard jury at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. (Deadline)

Jordan Peele explains how he builds tension in a scene from Us, via the New York Times

Director Peter Cattaneo talks to The Guardian about making The Full Monty

Meanwhile, Variety looks inside Indie movie theatres’ battle to survive.


Apple unveiled details of its new subscription service — but kept quiet on the price. (Televisual)

Meanwhile, Bustle compiles a list of classic TV episodes directed by women.

Amy Berg, director of The Case Against Adnan Syed, talks to Den of Geek about the potential pitfalls of true crime storytelling....

...a topic also explored by The Guardian, who ask if true crime TV can ever really be ethical

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