Published on: 06 November 2019 in Industry

Directors Digest — 6 November 2019

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From film archivists in Kabul to superhero commentary in the New York Times, there’s a world of news and views to get into in this week’s Digest. Read all about it below. 


The Heartbreak Kid director Elaine May is to make her comeback, 32 years after the release of her last film. (Guardian)

Meanwhile, in a New York Times Op-Ed, Martin Scorsese expanded on his comments that Marvel films aren’t cinema

Film archivists in Kabul are working to restore Afghan films destroyed by the Taliban. (IndieWire)

The Hollywood Reporter takes a look at Hollywood’s student loan crisis

The Academy has caused controversy by disqualifying Nigeria’s Oscar entry Lionheart for being largely in English. 


Canal+ group has courted an exclusive French deal for Disney+. (Screen)

The Guardian picks out some of the most daring hours of TV ever

Channel 4 CEO Alex Mahon has said it is vital that the UK broadcaster gets proper credit for its shows from U.S. streamers. 

Vice Studios has named Refinery 29’s Kate Ward as its President

Meanwhile, Dorothy Byrne is to be crowned BBC Grierson Trustees’ Award winner.

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