Published on: 30 January 2019 in Industry

Directors Digest — 30 January 2019

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Brexit was all over the news this week (when isn’t it?) and it was no different in the screen sectors. But there were also SAG awards and streaming services in the spotlight. Read it all in today’s Directors Digest.   

Film

The SAG Awards were announced on the weekend, with Black Panther taking home the best ensemble cast award. (BBC)

The fallout from this year’s Oscar nominations continued, as Patty Jenkins argued that the Academy was “very limited”. (IndieWire)

Little White Lies wrote in praise of Paul Newman’s directing career.

A new video essay from Film in the Making analyzes the work of Roger Deakins. 

The BFI have also set up a dedicated Brexit advice mailbox (brexitadvice@bfi.org.uk) where you can ask questions and let them know about how Brexit is affecting you, all in the strictest confidence. 

Television

Netflix’s strategy is all about growth - so it can’t afford growing pains, Bloomberg argues. 

TBIVision reports that Amazon is to scale back its channels

With streaming services very much in the spotlight, The Hollywood Reporter asks how much are consumers really willing to pay? 

Meanwhile, an Ofcom suggests that TV is of lessening importance — with kids opting to spend more time online. (TBIVision)

Netflix has signed an overall deal with Blue Planet II creator James Honeyborne. (Deadline)

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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