Published on: 21 September 2017 in Directors UK

Directors Digest — Thursday 21 September

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A giant new BFI database was just one of the week’s major stories, with Emmy awards and Grierson nominations similarly taking centre stage. Also: the BBC publishes its invitation to tender for Doctors, and is there an issue with “explainer culture” in film? Read on for more in today’s Directors Digest. 


This produced research which helped highlight the gender imbalance in British film. (ScreenDaily)

The Guardian reviewed the Toronto Internation Film Festival, and found it notable for its promotion of female talent. 

The Film Stage provided some food for thought on Darren Aronofsky’s mother!, and the insiduous effects of explainer culture

More and more movies are featuring female characters with strength, agency and a drive to take action. What took them so damn long?” A longread from Little White Lies on the rise of female character with with strength, agency and a drive to take action.


The final nominees for the 2017 Grierson awards were announced, including work from several Directors UK members. (Directors UK)

The BBC has published its invitation to tender for Doctors, which is now available on its commissioning website. (BBC)

Are you a member with an opinion on one of these stories? Is there an issue affecting directors that you think isn’t getting enough attention in the media? Why not write for us and make yourself heard — email [email protected] with your article idea.

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