Published on: 14 February 2019 in Industry

Directors Digest — Thursday 14 February 2019

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This Valentine’s Day digest is packed with BAFTA success stories, AMPAS blunders, licence fee news and...very little to do with Valentine’s Day, come to think of it. Read all about it below. 


The 2019 BAFTA Film Awards were announced on Sunday evening. Congratulations to all of this year’s winners!

A new gender equality rebate has launched at this year’s Berlinale, Screen reports.   

AMPAS has come under fire for deciding not to include a number of categories, including editing and cinematography, as part of its live Oscar broadcast. (Indiewire)

The Hollywood Reporter published a fascinating conversation between filmmakers Jordan Peele and Spike Lee.

Pluto TV is launching a new UK Channel dedicated to independent film. (Variety)


Directors UK has responded to the BBC’s consultation on age-related licence fee policies. (Directors UK)

Meanwhile, BBC Three programmes will be returning to linear broadcasting, TBI Vision reports. 

Shepperton Studios have been give council backing for a new extension. (Televisual)

The Guardian looks at the groundbreaking history of Black TV Drama — and asks what happened to it

And finally, TBI Vision asks if distributors are now the new marketeers

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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