Published on: 18 March 2021 in Industry

Directors Digest — Thursday 18 March

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Radical regional reorganization at the BBC, Oscar nominations, RTS awards, and the sad passing of Norman J. Warren all feature in this week’s Directors Digest. 

The BBC has announced a major reorganisation around the Nations and Regions, moving many programmes and key roles out of London. (BBC)

We were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of director and Directors UK member Norman J. Warren. Sight & Sound magazine remembers his life and works

The nominations for the 2021 Academy Awards have been announced — congratulations to all of this year’s nominees! (BBC)

Meanwhile, the 2021 RTS Programme Award winners were announced this week — congratulations to all of this year’s winners! (RTS)

Directors including Claire Oakley, Andrew Haigh, Wash Westmoreland and Terence Davies discuss the greatest gay moments in cinema. (Guardian)

International casting directors gathered to discuss how casting has been transformed by the pandemicScreendaily with the report. 

West London’s Garden Studios is expanding, Televisual reports. 

Sky Studios has launched Transistor Films, a new unscripted banner. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Finally, Darius Marder, director of Academy Award Best Picture-nominee Sound of Metal, talks to Little White Lies about the film’s portrayal of deafness

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