The BAFTAs were finally announced with some big moments for Directors UK members. But that was just the start of a busy week in the indutsry, BECTU slammed HMRC over their new tax rules, BBC Studios set up shop across the other side of the planet, and so much more. Read all about it in today’s Directors Digest.
The 2018 BAFTA Film Awards were announced, with Directors UK members Martin McDonagh and Ridley Scott both recognised — congratulations to them both! (Directors UK)
The European Commission is to adapt its MEDIA Programme following a mid-term evaluation. (Screen International)
Little White Lies presents an archive of materials from Stanley Kubrick’s unmade film, Napoleon.
Creative Skillset has appointed producer Gareth Ellis-Unwin as head of film. (Screen International)
Acclaimed documentary-maker Roger Graef has urged the British broadcasters to look beyond treating “geopolitics as entertainment”. (Radio Times)
BBC Studios has launched its Australian division, with a commission already in the bag. (Televisual)
The Hollywood Reporter takes a look at “The New Economics of TV’s Reboot Craze”.
BECTU claims that BBC freelancers are losing out as a result of HMRC employment changes. (Broadcast, Paywall)
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