Published on: 20 January 2022 in Industry

Directors Digest — Thursday 20 January

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Licence fees, hollywood director roundtables and film festivals (both offline and online) make the headlines this week. Meanwhile, planning begins on a new space. Read all about it below! 

BBC Director General Tim Davie has had his say about the licence fee settlement, and negotiations with the Government. Broadcast magazine has the full report

Meanwhile, the decision on Channel 4 privatisation could be delayed until spring, Deadline reports. 

Pedro Almodovar, Jane Campion, Guillermo del Toro, Asghar Farhadi, Kenneth Branagh and Reinaldo Marcus Green made up The Hollywood Reporter’s director round table — which you can read (and watch) here.

The DGA will present Spike Lee with a lifetime achievement award. (THR)

Sundance director Tabitha Jackson opens up about the decision to go all-virtual for the festival this year. (Variety)

Nasfim Haque has rejoined the BBC as BBC3 Channel Editor, Broadcast reports. 

YouTube originals chief Susanne Daniels had departed as they look to pare back on their original output. (Broadcast)

The Berlin Film Festival has unveiled its competition line up for 2022. (Screen)

At The Guardian, Guy Lodge asks if a blockbuster can still win big at the Oscars.

And finally, the future is starry, as a film studio in space is planned for 2024. (Guardian)

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