Published on: 08 January 2020 in Industry

Directors Digest —8 January 2020

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BAFTAs, Golden Globes, SVODs and Danger Mouse — the first Directors Digest of the year has arrived! Catch up with all the news and views from the industry below. 

Film

The BAFTA film award nominations were announced, and we were thrilled to see our members Sam Mendes, Alex Holmes and Edward Watts all receive nominations. (Screen)

However, the awards drew criticism for the poor female and BAME representation across all nominations. Robbie Collin captured the mood in The Telegraph

Meanwhile, the Golden Globes were announced, and we were pleased to see Directors UK member Sam Mendes pick up the award for Best Director. (Deadline)

As we enter a new decade, IndieWire took a look at the future of theatrical distribution

A Hidden Life cinematographer Jörg Widmer spoke about the experience of working with Terrence Malick. (IndieWire)

Television

The UK spent a record £3bn on streaming music and films and TV in 2019, according to a new report. (Guardian)

Sky has lined up a new kids commissioning team, Televisual reports. 

Broadband TV News reports that it all change in the SVOD market, as we enter a big year for streaming.  

Former HBO Chief Richard Plepler has signed a five year deal with Apple TV+, IndieWire reports. 

And finally, The Guardian talks to director Brian Cosgrove about the making of Danger Mouse. 

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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