Published on: 21 September 2023 in Industry

Directors Digest — Friday 22 September 2023

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This week, the industry pays tribute to director and pioneer Sir Horace Ové, and BAFTA opens entries for the 2024 TV Awards. Read all about it in this week's digest below.


Entries for next year's BAFTA TV Awards are open, with the academy making a series of changes to eligibility in the daytime programming category plus creating a new drama category. (Broadcast)

Rupert Murdoch has stepped down as Fox and News Corp. Chairman, with his son Lachlan Murdoch stepping into the chairman role at both companies from mid-November 2023. (Variety)

Fresh talks between Hollywood studios and the striking Writers Guild of America have been scheduled in an attempt to resolve the ongoing strikes. (The Guardian)


Pioneering black British filmmaker Sir Horace Ové has died at the age of 86. He was the first to document the arrival of reggae music to the UK with his 1971 documentary Reggae, and was knighted in last year's New Year's honours for his contributions to British media and cinema. (The Guardian)


Director Jon Bois takes documentary making to new heights in the latest sports documentary series for Secret Base, The History of the Minnesota Vikings, using animation, charts, graphs and even Google Maps to plot the highs and lows of the NFL team. (IndieWire)

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