Published on: 30 October 2019 in Industry
Directors Digest — 30 October 2019
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Netflix’s new speed-up function has got filmmakers talking in a week that is chock-full of industry news. The Creative Industries Federation released their new manifesto, Pinewood declared their plan to leave Cardiff, and the 2019 BIFA nominations were announced.
The Guardian speaks to Jonathan Glazer about his short film The Fall, which was broadcast without warning on BBC Two over the weekend.
Chained for Life star Adam Pearson has called on casting directors to be bolder when casting disabled performers. (Screen)
Finally, the 2019 BIFA nominations have been announced. Congratulations to all of this year’s nominees, including our members Asif Kapadia, Joanna Hogg and Edward Watts — who are all nominated in the best director category. (Screen)
Samira Ahmed’s equal pay tribunal is now underway, with the BBC facing the possiblity of similar cases to come. (Guardian)
How did TV narration “get personal”? The Guardian investigates.
HBO max will launch in the USA in May 2020, Screen reports.
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