Published on: 18 November 2021 in Industry

Directors Digest — Thursday 18 November

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Pinewood announces a major extension in Shepperton, while the BBC announces a spending boost in kids’ animation. Elsewhere, Netflix has a new viewership metric and BAFTA appoints a new Vice President for TV. 

Pinewood has announced a major extension of Shepperton Studios alongside an agreement with Netflix. (Pinewood)

Pippa Harris has been appointed vice president for television for Bafta, Screen Daily reports.

The BBC is tripling animation spend for 7-12s, according to Deadline.   

Netflix have introduced a new viewership metric, which they are using to drive their Top 10 lists. (Screen)

ITV has criticised the strategy behind BBC Three’s linear relaunch. (Broadcast

As US Travel restrictions ease, producers have begun to flow back into the US, Deadline reports. 

Director Ryūsuke Hamaguchi speaks to Little White Lies about making his acclaimed new film, Drive My Car

The Guardian looks at the making of Matthew Heineman’s shocking new documentary The First Wave

In the latest instalment of the New York Times Anatomy of a Scene series, director Pablo Larraín provides commentary on a sequence from Spencer

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