Published on: 09 May 2024 in Industry

Directors Digest — Friday 10 May 2024

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This week, a new Film + TV Charity report examines mental health of Jewish, Muslim and Arab Industry workers, the BAFTA Albert Sustainability Grades are in, and Sheffield DocFest reveals this year’s line-up.  

Read all about it in this week’s digest below.


Film + TV Charity report sets out recommendations in new report examining the mental health of Jewish, Muslim and Arab Industry workers amid ongoing Israel-Hamas war — read more. (Televisual

The grades are in and the film and TV studios taking part in BAFTA albert’s Studio Sustainability Standard climate assessment have upped their game. (Deadline

The BFI reveals the line-up of speakers and events for the UK Pavilion at the 2024 Cannes Film Festival, with panel discussions on UK independent tax credit and conversations with representatives from the Nations and regions. (Screen Daily) 

BBC, Fremantle, ITV, Prime Video, Sky and TV Collective annouce 2024 breakthrough leaders — congratulations to all our members included amongst the cohort! (Variety)

Sheffield DocFest unveils its 2024 line-up, which includes Tilda Swinton’s directorial debut The Hexagonal Hive and a Mouse in a Mazefind out more in Screen Daily


Founded by Emily Simmons, the Crip Cinema Archive aims to change the way we think about disability in film. (Little White Lies

Director Mike Newell looks back at the making of Four Weddings and a Funeral, 30 years after its release. (The Guardian

Can television have its own New Hollywood moment, asks Deadline as they explore how independent TV pilots are having a moment

Director Interviews 

Director Amanda Nell Eu talks to The Guardian about the “painful and comedic” experience of disowning her film to qualify for the Oscars. 

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