Published on: 30 October 2020 in Industry

Directors Digest — Friday 30 October

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Hammer House of Horror and Ghostwatch both feature in Directors Digest this Halloween week. Meanwhile, CISAC releases its global collections report for 2020, and Storyville makes a move to BBC Films. 


CISAC released the 2020 global collections report, taking into account the impact of COVID-19. (CISAC)

The Guardian profiles Hammer House of Horror, 40 years since it was first broadcast.

The BBC’s Storyville documentary strand is to fall under the remit of BBC Films. (Screen International)

Director Lesley Manning talks about the making of the classic mockumentary, Ghostwatch. (The Guardian)


The Financial Times looks at BBC Films and the need for public-funded movies

Meanwhile, The Guardian asks whether indie films can save cinema while blockbusters are in short supply.

Riz AhmedAsif KapadiaNoel Clarke and Ade Rawcliffe have all been named to new BAFTA committees. (Variety

Little White Lies explores how filmmakers are highlighting discrimination and violence in the criminal justice system

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