Published on: 14 July 2022 in Industry

Directors Digest — Thursday 14 July

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The ICFR calls for the release of three filmmakers arrested in Iran, overreaching NDAs come under the spotlight, and Emmy award nominations are announced. Read all about it below. 

In Iran, directors Mohammad RasoulofMostafa Al-Ahmad and Jafar Panahi have been arrested, prompting the International Coalition for Filmmakers at Risk to call for their release. (ICFR)

The 2022 Emmy Award nominations were announced, with Directors UK members Mark Mylod and Paul Dugdale both receiving nominations for directing. Congratulations to all of this year’s nominees! (Emmys)

The BBC has made £1bn of savings over the past five years as TV content spend rebounded to a pre-pandemic £1.8bn last year, Screen Daily reports. 

Sky Documentaries has announced a new £500k fund for documentary shorts. (Sky)

Equity is fighting back against the increasing use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) in the entertainment industry, Variety reports. 

Channel 4 has appointed Andy Brereton of Shiny Button as comedy commissioner, Televisual reports. 

Meanwhile, the BBC is on track to meet its workforce diversity targets around female and Black, Asian and minority ethnic staff but remains behind schedule on its disability goals. (Broadcast)

And finally, Sight and Sound flashes back to their 1994 interview with Gurinder Chadha, who had just then directed her debut feature Bhaji on the Beach

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