Class pay-gaps, open letters, difficult reputations and billion-pound bidding wars — catch up with another bustling week in the industry in today’s Directors Digest.
We were saddened to hear of the passing of directror Lewis Gilbert at the age of 97. We take a look at an extraordinary career, and fellow James Bond director John Glen offer his memories of Lewis.
In an interview with the Observer, director Lynne Ramsay discussed her upcoming film and her “difficult” reputation.
Congratulations to Directors UK member Asif Kapadia, who is to receive an NFTS fellowship. (Screen International)
The Verge offers a look at the mix of practical and CGI effects that went into the opening space battle of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Comcast has mounted a £22bn bid to rival Fox in their pursuit of Sky, reports Screen International.
BBC presenter Steph McGovern has suggested there is a class pay gap at the BBC. (Guardian)
Studiocanal has launched an in-house TV production company. (Screen International)
The Guardian reports that despite a reckoning on Hollywood diversity, the TV industry has gotten worse.
Over 70 female writers have signed an open letter voicing their anger at the lack of opportunity in UK TV Drama. (Huffington Post)
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