Published on: 06 February 2019 in Industry

Directors Digest — 6 February 2019

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There’s viewing data, inclusion riders, pensioner licence fees and awards galore in this week’s Directors Digest. Plenty to get your teeth stuck into!

Film

Miranda Sawyer spoke to Barry Jenkins about the making of If Beale Street Could Talk, in a musical hour on BBC Radio 6. (BBC Sounds)

The DGA awards were announced with Alfonso Cuarón picking up the prize for Roma. (DGA

Female filmmakers won over half of the Awards at Sundance. (Guardian)

Burning director Lee Chang-dong spoke to Little White Lies about his new film, and his literary inspirations.

Television

Netflix have been accused of publishing misleading viewing data by FX CEO John Landgraf. (Broadcast)

Michael B Jordan has signed a first-look TV deal with Amazon including an inclusion rider, Variety reports.  

Pressure is mounting on the BBC over the question of pensioners licence fees. (Broadcast)

Meanwhile, BECTU chief Philippa Childs wrote for the Huffington Post, arguing that when it comes to the licence fee, the responsibility of this welfare benefit should lie with the government

Spend on UK film and high end TV has hit £3.1bn, research from the BFI shows. (Televisual)

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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