Published on: 12 August 2021 in Industry

Directors Digest — Thursday 12 August

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The BBC mulls the sale of Elstree, a new commissioning editor is announced for Storyville, and a fire knocks out TV service for over a million viewers. Read all about it below.

Philippa Kowarsky is joining the BBC as Commissioning Editor of Storyville, Televisual reports.

Over a million viewers lost their TV service this week after a fire at at TV transmitter site in North Yorkshire. (TVB Europe)

Little White Lies looks at how Po-Chih Leong’s Ping Pong revolutionised British Chinese cinema

The BBC is thinking about selling Elstree, Broadcast reports. 

Melanie Iredale has been appointed the new director of Birds’ Eye View, moving from her role at Sheffield Doc/Fest. (Screen)

Director Rob Reiner and star Kiefer Sutherland recall the making of Stand By Me

A contestant row on ITV’s Love Island has sparked a record 25,000 Ofcom complaints. (BBC)

CODA director Sian Heder talks about her film’s championing of Deaf talent. (Little White Lies)

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