Published on: 22 October 2020 in Industry

Directors Digest — Thursday 22 October

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Restructuring at ITV, new hires at Netflix and the artistic inspirations of Ray Harryhausen all feature in this week’s Directors Digest. 


Glamour magazine spoke to Directors UK member Christiana Ebohon-Green and Directors UK Board member Jan Genesis as they profile the lack of diversity behind the scenes in the British TV industry

ITV is restructuring with a new media and entertainments divisionTelevisual reports. 

Congratulations to Directors UK member Asif Kapadia, winner of the Grierson BBC Trustees’ Award. (Grierson)

The BBC is extending its 50:50 project beyond gender, Broadcast reports. 


The Guardian catches up with film industry figures, including Directors UK member Philippa Lowthorpe, to profile the continued impact of COVID-19. 

Netflix has hired Fiona Lamptey as Director of UK Features, Deadline reports. 

Variety profiled Tyler Perry about his career and how he’s been able to keep working during the pandemic

And finally, The Guardian looks at the artistic inspirations of the legendary Ray Harryhausen.

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