Published on: 18 May 2017 in Directors UK
Directors Digest — Thursday 18 May
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Cannes dominates the airwaves as the festival grinds into gear — but there’s also great news from the BAFTA elevate scheme, movements at the DGA and some impassioned thoughts on “skipping intros”. Read on for more.
BAFTA has named the fifteen female directors to take part in its new BAFTA Elevate scheme. Congratulations to the twelve Directors UK members to be chosen for the scheme: Amanda Blue, Christina Ebohon-Green, Dawn Shadforth, Delyth Thomas, Emma Sullivan, Kate Saxon, Lindy Heymann, Lisa Clarke, Rebecca Johnson, Sarah Walker and Vanessa Caswill. (ScreenDaily)
The newly-published conservative party manifesto has pledged to relocate Channel 4. (Broadcast, Paywall.)
The DGA has reorganised its senior staff, Variety reports.
The Guardian has some strong feelings about Netflix’s new “skip intro” feature.
Cannes is to right past wrongs by putting female filmmakers to the fore, according to reports. (The Guardian)
Cineuropa confirms that gender equality will indeed be under the spotlight at the festival.
Meanwhile, Indiewire has a piece on The Piano, as director Jane Campion makes her return to the festival.
Ideas Mag spoke to director Gregg Araki, who gave some advice for young filmmakers.
Disney CEO Bob Iger has warned that hackers may have stolen an unreleased movie. (Variety)
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