Published on: 03 January 2019 in Industry
Directors Digest — 3 January 2019
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UK TV breaking out in the US, storylines that will dominate in 2019 and a discussion of what comes next for film criticism on the BBC — get stuck into our first Digest of the year!
Films by Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton have entered the public domain in 2019. (The Public Domain Review)
Josie Rourke spoke to The Guardian about her film Mary Queen of Scots, diverse casting and avoiding the simplistic “strong female character” trope.
George Lucas’ American Graffiti was nearly called “Burger City” — one of sixty names suggested. (IndieWire)
Peter Bradshaw asks: “What next for film criticism on the BBC?” (Guardian)
Netflix has pulled an episode of its Patriot Act programme which criticises the Saudi Crown Prince, following a complaint from the kingdom. (TBI Vision)
The Hollywood Reporter looks out for UK TV Dramas that could break out in the US this year.
Luther creator Neil Cross talks to Variety about Idris Elba and the cultural ascendance of the TV show. (Variety)
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