Published on: 11 February 2021 in Industry

Directors Digest — Thursday 11 February

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A new Chair at the BFI, a peek behind the scenes of Bridgerton, documenting Trump and the TV licence fee all feature in this week’s Digest. 

The BFI has appointed Vue CEO Tim Richards as their new Chair. (Screen International)

Meanwhile, the Government has confirmed that the TV licence is to rise in line with inflation. (BBC)

Former Directors UK Chair Charles Sturridge writes into the Guardian about the late Michael Apted.

Canneseries TV drama festival has been postponed to Mipcom in October, Variety reports. 

Director Nicolas Winding Refn and his father - and fellow director - Anders Winding Refn spar about the subject of cinema. (Guardian)

Directors UK member and Bridgerton director Julie Anne Robinson speaks to Broadcast about creating the hit show

George C. Wolfe, director of Ma Raineys Black Bottom, presents his cinematic inspirations to Deadline magazine

Director Tim Stirzaker provides his account of making the new BBC documentary Trump Takes On the World. (Guardian)

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