Published on: 17 November 2022 in Industry

Directors Digest — Thursday 17 November

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This week, the industry marked the passing of influential British filmmaker, Ron Peck. Elsewhere, Amazon announced a plan to revive Neighbours and director Hugo Blick discussed the making of The English. Read all about it below.

We were saddened to hear that director and Directors UK member Ron Peck has died at age 74. Read about his 1978 film Nighthawks, a seminal entry into British queer cinema. (The Guardian)

Amazon will revive Australian TV soap Neighbours, with filming beginning in 2023, the BBC reveals.

On the anniversary of her death, Sight & Sound pays tribute to the legendary bell hooks with an exploration of her writing on cinema.

Indiewire interviews She Said director Maria Schrader on her behind-the-scenes investigations for the fictionalised depiction of The New York Times’ bombshell report on Harvey Weinstein.

The cost-of-living crisis is driving piracy, Advanced Television reports.

Broadcast speaks to Directors UK member Hugo Blick about his BBC Two western drama, The English.

Ahead of the London International Animation Festival, Animation Consultant Julian Scott discusses London’s animation sector and divulges some pro tips for those the industry.

For Indiewire’s Influencers List, Armageddon Time director James Gray and cinematographer Darius Khondji converse about their collaborative partnership.

And finally, Flip Screen considers the unlikely rom-coms of director Elaine May

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