Published on: 22 April 2021 in Industry

Directors Digest — Thursday 22 April

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Privileged backgrounds in the screen industries, new film and TV studios planned for Brighton, and a doctor’s unexpected career detour as a Hollywood COVID-19 advisor. Read all about it and more below. 

A new survey has found that the majority of those working in the screen industries are from priveleged backgrounds. (Screen International)

On his centenary, TV drama pioneer Derek Grainger speaks to the Guardian about his career. (Guardian)

Tinopolis is facing a revolt over its restructuring plansDeadline reports. 

Mia Bays has been appointed new director of the BFI Film Fund. (Screen International)

A doctor describes their unexpected career detour as a Hollywood Studios COVID-19 compliance officer. (The Hollywood Reporter)

IndieWire explores the cinematography of the Oscar-nominated Judas and the Black Messiah

A new film and TV studios is being planned for Brighton, Screen reports. 

And finally, cult director Monte Hellman has passed away at the age of 91. (New York Times)

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