Published on: 11 November 2021 in Industry

Directors Digest — Thursday 11 November

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Crew shortages continue to be felt across the UK, Hong Kong passes a draconian new film censorship law and big appointments are made at the BFI. Find out all about it below. 

The 2021 Grierson Awards were announced on Wednesday evening — congratulations to all of this year’s winners and nominees!

Hong Kong’s legislature has passed a new film censorship law banning the screening of films that might “endanger” China’s national security. (Screen)

Journalist and media diversity champion Marcus Ryder marked his MBE with a speech explaining the fear felt by journalists of colour over their impartiality being questioned. (Broadcast)

Producers tell Screen that the UK crew shortage is reaching a crisis point

Arena television has ceased trading, Televisual reports. 

The BFI has appointed Arike Oke and Jason Wood as executive directors. (Screen)

Meanwhile, Bray studios is expanding. (Televisual)

And finally, in the Guardian, Black British actors, directors and producers recall their landmark film and TV viewing experiences.

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