Published on: 15 October 2020 in Industry

Directors Digest — Thursday 15 October

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BAFTA sets out changes to its TV and TV Craft Awards, David Olusoga follows up his stirring MacTaggart lecture, and FERA discuss what it means to be a European filmmaker in 2020. Read all about it below. 

Television

BAFTA has set out the changes to its TV and TV Craft Awards. (Televisual)

Marcus Ryder and David Olusoga caught up to discuss the impact of David’s powerful MacTaggart lecture. (Edinburgh TV Fest)

The Guardian has published a video essay on why horror keeps creeping into Black drama

A new survey has shown a severe lack of diversity in the TV industry’s top leadership roles. (Variety)

Meanwhile, the BBC and NFTS have struck a new training partnership. (Broadcast)

Film

Producer Ted Hope speculates that “we are entering the best time for filmmakers that we’ve ever had.” (Screen)

On its 40th anniversary, FERA discusses what it means to be a European filmmaker in 2020. (FERA)

Director Bassam Tariq and actor Riz Ahmed discuss their new film Mogul Mowgli. (Little White Lies)

Finally, BFI CEO Ben Roberts called for a whistleblower space to fight bullying and harassment. (Screen)

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