Published on: 07 March 2024 in Industry

Directors Digest — Friday 8 March 2024

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This week, the was good news in the Spring Budget for independent film but elsewhere the industry is still experiencing cuts and layoffs, Screen Scotland outlines its six-year strategy, and we mark International Women’s Day on the Directors UK socials.  

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


The UK introduces 40% tax relief for films budgeted up to £15m, Screen Daily reports. Read our response on Twitter.

Directors UK Chief Executive Andy Harrower addresses the screen sector crisis. (Broadcast) We've made the article available for members to read on our website, for free.

ITV has sold its stake in BritBox to BBC Studios, The Guardian reports.

Birmingham’s iconic Electric Cinema has closed its doors. (Screen)

Screen Scotland has outlined its six-year strategy — read more in Screen.


On the Directors UK socials we’re marking International Women’s Day 2024 by looking back at some of the fantastic conversations and interviews we’ve had with women directors over the last year — find out more on Instagram.

Director Interviews

Justine Triet breaks down a scene from Anatomy of a Fall in the New York Times’ “Anatomy of a Scene” video series.


The nominations have been announced for the RTS Programme Awards 2024, and the winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on 26 March. Congratulations to all the directors whose work has received nominations!

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