Published on: 01 July 2021 in Industry
Directors Digest —Thursday 1 July
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Industry figures pay tribute to the late Menelik Shabazz, who passed away this week at the age of 67. Meanwhile, the future of Channel 4 remains uncertain, the IPO marks British IP Day, and the BBC hires its first disability ambassador. Read all about it below.
Figures from across the industry have paid tribute to the director Menelik Shabazz, who passed away this week at the age of 67. (BBC)
Armando Iannucci writes in The Times about the Government’s mooted privatisation of Channel 4, and accuses them of “pre-empting the demise of British television”.
This week also saw the celebration of British IP Day. The IPO marked the occasion by blogging about the importance of IP for innovation and creativity.
Cannes is fast approaching, and Screen previews all the titles.
Director Barry Jenkins spoke to Vulture in depth about how he felt his way through the process of directing The Underground Railroad.
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