Published on: 15 April 2021 in Industry

Directors Digest — Thursday 15 April

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Intellectual properties stoke the streaming wars, the BBC receives record complaints, and the Oscars head to London in the latest edition of Directors Digest. 

Variety explores how big IP is driving the streaming wars

The BBC’s coverage of the death of Prince Phillip has broken records for complaints. (Guardian)

The Hollywood Reporter goes into depth on the making of Minari, profiling the creative team, including director Lee Isaac Chung

BFI Southbank has been confirmed as the Oscars’ satellite venue in the UK. (Variety)

IndieWire gets technical on the making of the Oscar-nominated animation, Wolfwalkers

Marcus Ryder is joining the Sir Lenny Henry Centre for Media Diversity at Birmingham City University. (Broadcast)

Broadcasters are turning to factual shows and documentary series to entertain, according to experts at MipTV. (Variety)

The weekend saw the presentation of the 2021 BAFTA Film Awards, covered separately on our website. The Hollywood Reporter looked at how it reformed its voting processes, speaking to Directors UK Vice-Chair Susanna White about the BAFTA review

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 communications@directors.uk.com with your article idea.

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