Published on: 17 February 2022 in Industry

Directors Digest — Thursday 17 February

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Recruiting shortages in unscripted, Golden Bear Awards, TV blackouts and the passing of director Ivan Reitman all feature in this week’s Digest. Read all about it below.

A new report from ScreenSkills has identitied major recruiting issues in unscripted, and explored the potential reasons behind it. Read the full report here. (ScreenSkills)

Ghostbusters and Animal House director Ivan Reitman passed away this week — The Guardian looks back on a hugely influential career.

Left Bank CEO Andy Harries will be replacing David Puttnam as Chair of the Film London Executive Taskforce. (Screen Daily)

Director Kat Coiro narrates a sequence from her feature, Marry Meas part of the New York Times’ Anatomy of a Scene series

Meanwhile, women directors have dominated the Berlin Film Festival, with Claire Denis taking home the prize for best director and Carla Simón’s Alcarràs winning the Golden Bear. (Guardian)

Documentarian Ken Burns speaks to Variety about his latest project and the state of America today

Director Adam McKay goes behind the scenes of how he created four crucial scenes in his Oscar-nominated film, Dont Look Up. (Screen Daily)

And finally, the Guardian retells the tale of the UK Television blackout — which took place 65 years ago this week

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