Published on: 16 July 2020 in Industry
Directors Digest — Thursday 16 July
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Casting directors, diversity standards, and twenty years of Big Brother all feature in this week’s Digest. Read all the latest news and views from the industry below.
RTS report on their session on the mental and financial toll that lockdown is taking on freelancers.
Michael Coel and Cynthia Errivo will lead the BBC’s first Creative Diversity Xperience — an online showcase taking place on 28-29 July. (Deadline)
Actor Angela Griffin writes for Broadcast about being mentored on the set of Dun Breedin by Directors UK member Robin Sheppard.
Meanwhile, Channel 4 is set to partner with 20 Black, Asian and ethnic minority-led indies as part of their Indie Accelerator scheme. (Broadcast)
Esquire looks back at the legacy of Big Brother, twenty years on.
Wendy Ide looks at the future of film — and whether cinema can survive COVID-19. (Guardian)
Meanwhile, director Kevin McDonald speaks about his working from home life.
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