Published on: 09 October 2019 in Industry
Directors Digest — 9 October 2019
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Mega deals for old sitcoms, BAFTA tweaks its rules, a look back to before films were big business, and some big news from, er, Directors UK — it’s all in this week’s Digest.
The news is out! Directors UK CEO Andrew Chowns is retiring. (Broadcast)
UK film producer Alison Owen speaks out about sexism in the film industry. (Screen)
Before films were big business, women had a lot more power in Hollywood — what happened? (Shondaland)
Three years in post, on-set flooding and a determined director — Deadline looks at the making of Fanny Lye Deliver’d.
Tim Carter has been appointed to run TwoFour in a newly created role, Televisual reports.
Meanwhile, Amy Flanagan has joined BBC Studios to lead its documentary unit. (TBI Vision)
And finally, TV streamers are forking out huge sums for old sitcoms — The Guardian explores how and why.
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