Published on: 04 December 2019 in Industry

Directors Digest — 4 December 2019

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A major new Sky studio, Desert Island Discs, digital platforms and culture copying TV. Find out about it all in this week’s Digest. 

Film

Director Asif Kapadia appeared on Desert Island Discs to discuss his life, works, and music of course. (BBC)

Meanwhile, Little White Lies spoke to Kim Longinotto about her film Shooting the Mafia

Raynham Hangar Studios have secured a £5m investment to expand, Screen reports. 

Despite its controversial cinema ban, Blue Story recorded the sixth best opening of any British film this year. (Guardian)

Television

The industry mourned the formidable director and Directors UK member Jonathan Miller, who sadly passed away aged 85. 

Sky is planning to build a major new studio north of London, Bloomberg reports. 

Why is the rest of culture copying TV? The Guardian poses the question.  

Televisual reports on their expert panel’s assessment of digital platforms.

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