Published on: 07 September 2023 in Industry

Directors Digest - Friday 8 September 2023

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This week, BAFTA Cymru announce the 2023 Awards nominees and Ava DuVernay makes history at Venice Film Festival. Read all about it in this week's Directors Digests.

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Bectu call out streamer services on their ‘silence’ in the face of the freelancer crisis. (Broadcast)

Ava DuVernay makes history at Venice Film Festival, where she is the first African American woman to compete in the festival’s 91-year history. (The Guardian)

As the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes continue in America, the Writers Guild of America and SAG-AFTRA push for lawmakers in California to grant striking workers with unemployment benefits. (Variety)

Image via BAFTA Cymru


The nominations for the 2023 BAFTA Cymru Awards are announced, with a number of Directors UK members among the nominees. (Televisual)

The National Television Awards 2023 take place, with Sarah Lancashire, Eastenders and The Traitors among the nights big winners. (Radio Times)

Director Interviews

Jack Huston reveals what inspired him to get behind the camera for his directorial debut Day of the Fight, in an interview at Venice Film Festival. (Deadline)


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