Published on: 29 January 2020 in Industry

Directors Digest — 29 January 2020

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Major partnerships, BBC job losses, sustainability calculators and more from awards season. Directors Digest is rammed with news and views from around the industry — read all about it below.  

Film 

The 2020 DGA awards were announced, with 1917 picking up the prize for best feature film. (DGA)

Directors including Bong Joon Ho, Sam Mendes and Martin Scorsese discuss the technical challenges of their films at the DGA symposium

British stars have unveileved an alternative BAFTA nominations list in a film diversity row. (Guardian)

Slash Film interview Parasite editor Jinmo Yang about cutting the hugely-successful film

Television

Sky is set to strike a deal to bring Disney to hundreds of homes, the Telegraph reports. 

Meanwhile, the BBC has announced cuts to its news operation, resulting in major job losses. (Guardian)

Lisa Perrin has been appointed from Endemol Shine to head up ITV Studios’ international operation. (TBI)

Fremantle and albert have launched an international sustainability calculator, Broadcast reports. 

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 communications@directors.uk.com with your article idea.

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