Published on: 10 August 2023 in Industry

Directors Digest — Thursday 10 August 2023

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William Friedkin, director of The Exorcist and The French Connection, dies at 87, and the Emmys ceremony is rescheduled to January due to the SAG-AFTRA strikes. Read the latest industry news below.

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IndieWire pays tribute to William Friedkin, looking back at his extensive career.

The Emmys ceremony has moved from September to January, Screen Daily reports.

As Variety returns with a 2K restoration, director Bette Gordon reflects on the making of her cult classic for Little White Lies.

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BFI announced that London Film Festival 2023 will open with Saltburn, the second feature film from director Emerald Fennell.

Meanwhile, the New York Film Festival has announced its Main Slate.

And finally, MUBI speaks to Directors UK member Jack Hazan about his 1980 feature film depicting punk England, Rude Boy.

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