Published on: 24 August 2023 in Industry

Directors Digest — Friday 25 August 2023

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This week, a recent BAFTA survey reveals TV industry professionals are considering quitting, and Louis Theroux delivers his MacTaggart lecture. Read all about it in this week’s Digest below.


A new BAFTA survey reveals that a third of its members are considering quitting the TV industry amid strikes and the commissioning drought. (Deadline)

Louis Theroux delivered the James MacTaggart Memorial Lecture at Edinburgh TV Festival, urging the industry to take more risks in the wake of a new media landscape. Watch the lecture here.

Equity launches its Green Rider campaign to make film and TV production more sustainable. (Sky News)

BBC, Channel 4 and NFTS have joined forces to deliver an online support programme for struggling freelancers, with more information to be revealed in September. (Broadcast)

Studios and facilities will appoint an access lead or champion under new access and funding commitments negotiated by the TV Access Project. (Broadcast)

Screen Scotland find that the country’s production spend grew 55% in two years. (Broadcast)


Ahead of the Edinburgh TV Festival, Broadcast speaks to five people affected by the commissioning slowdown.

Director Interviews

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IndieWire speaks to director Charlotte Regan about her upcoming feature Scrapper and longstanding love of the cinema.

Vanity Fair interviews Andrew Haigh about his upcoming film All of Us Strangersstarring Paul Mescal and Andrew Scott.

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