Published on: 11 January 2018 in Industry

Directors Digest — Thursday 11 January 2018

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It’s awards time at Directors Digest, as BAFTAs and Golden Globes have been making the headlines for both positive and negative reasons. But that’s not all: there’s the ongoing issue of equal pay at the BBC, and a cabinet reshuffle to keep an eye on. Keep yourself in the loop by reading our round up below. 


The 2018 Bafta Film Award nominations were announced, including several Directors UK members — congratulations to all the nominees. (Directors UK)

However, the awards drew criticism for failing to nominate any women in the “Best Director” category. Variety covered the reactions of several industry figures, including our Film Chair Susanna White

The winners of the 2018 Golden Globes were announced, with the Best Director award going to Guillermo Del Toro. (Screen Daily)

Sight and Sound magazine has compiled a list of the best video essays of 2017


BBC China editor Carrie Gracie quite her post, citing pay inequality as the main factor. (BBC)

In a cabinet reshuffle, Matt Hancock was promoted to Culture Secretary — and he suggested the BBC could achieve pay equality by cutting the pay of male reporters. (Buzzfeed)

Are you a member with an opinion on one of these stories? Is there an issue affecting directors that you think isn’t getting enough attention in the media? Why not write for us and make yourself heard — email [email protected] with your article idea.

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