Published on: 15 May 2017 in Directors UK

Directors Digest — Monday 15 May

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BAFTAs, Bulldogs, Blumhouse, Beyond Bollywood and Billion-dollar movies — Directors Digest brings the best of the weekend’s news and views. Read on for more. 

Television

The Radio Times also ran a profile of the BAFTA TV Special Award recipient, documentary executive Nick Fraser

The production company behind Versailles have launched a new €54m investment fund focussed on acquiring UK Drama. (ScreenDaily)

Directors UK member Stephen Cooter talks to Televisual about how to shoot anamorphic on a factual budget

Film

F. Gary Gray, director of The Fate of the Furious, becomes the first African-American director of a billion-dollar movie. (Indiewire)

86 industry figures call for the US to act over the Russian detention of Ukranian director Oleg Stensov. (The Hollywood Reporter)

And finally Jason Blum, producer of The Purge, Insidious and Get Out, talks to Little White Lies about how to run a successful independent film company. 

Are you a member with an opinion on one of these stories? Is there an issue affecting directors that you think isn’t getting enough attention in the media? Why not write for us and make yourself heard — email communications@directors.uk.com with your article idea. 

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