Published on: 17 April 2024 in Industry

Directors Digest — Friday 19 April 2024

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This week, a major new film and HETV campus is planned for development in Scotland, tributes are paid to Diana Edwards-Jones, one of the first women directors of ITN’s News at Ten, and more.  

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


The UK’s first major Muslim film festival announces its lineup. (The Guardian

Cannes Critics’ Week, spotlighting first and second features, reveals the 2024 selection. (Screen Daily

Stirling is set to be the location for a major new film and High-end TV studio campus, which will be among the biggest in Scotland. (Televisual

The High-end TV Skills Council announce a new working group dedicated to specialist workforce skills within unscripted High-end TV. (Televisual


For Harper’s Magazine, Daniel Bessner asks if there is an existential threat facing film and television writersread more.

‘Not even a pipe dream’: filmmaker John Akomfrah represents Britain at the 2024 Venice Biennale. (The Guardian) 

20 years after the release of Shaun of the Dead, Far Out magazine explores how Spaced acted as the blueprint for Edgar Wright’s Cornetto Trilogy  collaboration with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. 


Diana Edwards-Jones, one of the first women directors of the ITN News at Ten and described as a “trailblazer” for women in the industry, has died aged 91. Read a tribute to her life and career. (Broadcast)

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