A jam-packed Directors Digest is in order this week — taking us through pay reports, global trade reports, fellowships and multi-picture deals. Plus there’s Michael Haneke, forward-thinking from Sky and UKTV, and higher standards from the Academy. Read all about it below.
Congratulations to our member Ridley Scott, who is to receive a BAFTA fellowship at the BAFTA Film Awards ceremony later this month. (Variety)
Variety reports that Netflix is in talks with Luc Besson and EuropaCorp over a multi-picture deal.
The Guardian profiles the industry figures shaking up Film and TV after Weinstein.
Michael Haneke is making a move into television with a new series, Kelvin’s Book. (The Hollywood Reporter)
Sky has called for lower-budget ‘Made in Britain’ dramas, Screen International reports.
Meanwhile, the Creative Industries Foundation have published Global Trade Report: How to maximise the UK's global ambition and potential through its creative industries. (CIF)
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