Published on: 19 May 2022 in Industry

Directors Digest — Thursday 19 May

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Former Directors UK Vice-Chair Bill Anderson is elected as Chair of FERA, the BBC names its first Director of Unscripted and Channel 4 teams with Screen Scotland. Read all about it below. 

Former Directors UK Vice-Chair Bill Anderson has been elected Chair of the Federation of European Screen Directors. We send our congratulations to Bill and look forward to continuing to work with him to advance the cause of directing. (FERA)

Amazon have passed £1bn in film and TV spending as Netflix cut back, The Guardian reports.

Kate Phillips has been named as the BBC’s first ever Director of Unscripted. (Broadcast)

 Director John Akomfrah is interviewed about his iconic documentary on Stuart Hall. (Guardian)

David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson have made a selection of their books of film analysis available for free — you can download them here. (The Film Stage

Channel 4 are set to co-fund a £250k entertainment pilot with Screen Scotland, Broadcast reports.

The New York Times interviews Alex Garland about his approach to directing

And finally, Film Stories takes an in-depth look at how Reservoir Dogs came to be banned on video in the UK

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