Published on: 12 November 2020 in Industry

Directors Digest — Thursday 12 November

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Raising Films release a new resource for making inclusive productions, Edgar Wright pens a love letter to cinemas, and Netflix make some key hires. Read all the latest news and views from the industry below. 


Raising Films released a new resource on how to make you production inclusive for parents and carers — a valuable read for film and TV directors alike. (Raising Films)

Director Marielle Heller spoke to the Guardian about her disliking of the tortured genius cliché

Meanwhile, Edgar Wright writes a tribute to his favourite cinemas. (Sight & Sound)

Netflix have signed David Fincher on a multi-year deal. (The Verge

For the first time, every Best Feature nominee at Gotham Film Festival has been directed by a woman. (Variety


The BBC has set out its plans for disabled creators. (Broadcast)

Netflix has appointed ITN CEO Anna Mallett as VP physical production for the UK. (Screen)

The Guardian reports that the pandemic is actually fuelling the growth of TV and film studios in the UK

Televisual profiles the forthcoming Pooch Perfectand looks at how it navigated production under COVID

Finally, Channel U is returning for a one-off special next week — the Guardian looks at its legacy as a launchpad for rap superstars

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