Published on: 11 May 2017 in Industry

Directors Digest — Thursday 11 May

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Today’s Directors Digest looks into controversy at Cannes, factual film happenings in Canada and Mexico, and gender-neutral award categories. Read all about it below. 


The team behind Murder In Successville have launched their own comedy label. (Televisual)

The MTV Movie and TV awards introduced gender-neutral acting categories — but statistics show they are still dominated by men.(Binge Colony)


Member Hope Dickson Leach spoke to Little White Lies about the positive impact having children has had on her career. 

Meanwhile, the election of president Moon Jae-in in South Korea has heralded multiple changes in the film industry. (Variety)

The Hot Docs 2017 Award Winners were announced over the weekend, with Directors UK member Tony Palmer receiving the award for outstanding achievement.(Hot Docs)

Meanwhile, Gael Garcia Bernal has spoken about Mexico’s plan to save its image with documentary films. (IndieWire)

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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