This week we heard about honorary Oscars and historic pacts, festive adverts and unpaid earnings alongside new schools and Ofcom rules. Read all about it in today’s Directors Digest.
Meanwhile BECTU and PACT have struck a major agreement on terms governing big buidget movies. (Screen International)
Agnès Varda became the first female filmmaker to be presented with an honorary Oscar. (France 24)
Congratulations to Directors UK member Margy Kinmonth, who was awarded a prestigious Likhachev Fellowship 2017. (Cultural Fellowships In Russia)
Screenwriters and directors are demanding fair payment for online use of their work — read the latest blog update from the Society of Audiovisual Authors (SAA).
The first production companies have been picked for a 500k Scottish initiative. (Screen International)
The BBC is to publish details of viewers’ complaints under new Ofcom rules. (Guardian)
Televisual has a handy list of the directors and post-production houses behind this year’s festive adverts. (Televisual)
The BBC have suspended their forthcoming Agatha Christie adaptation in the wake of rape allegations against actor Ed Westwick. (Guardian)
Meanwhile, the DGA have reported an increase in ethnic and gender diversity among TV directors. (Screen International)
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