Published on: 23 July 2020 in Industry

Directors Digest — Thursday 23 July

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BAFTAs and Griersons hit the headlines as Christopher Nolan’s Tenet is delayed once again, and Amy Heckerling’s Clueless turns 25. Read up on the latest from the industry below.


The BAFTA TV Craft Awards were announced last Friday— congratulations to our members Arthur Cary, Janet Fraser Crook and Johan Renck on winning awards for their directing in the factual, multi-camera and fiction categories respectively. You can find a fill list of the winners here. (BAFTA)

The BAFTA TV Craft Awards also came under fire this year for the unacceptable lack of representation amongst its winners and nominees. (Broadcast)

Scott Bryan looks at how TV repeats have become a staple of our viewing present. (Guardian)

BECTU has raised concerns over “unethical” coronavirus contracts. (Broadcast)

The shortlist for the 2020 Grierson Awards has been announced — congratulations to all of this year’s nominees.  (Grierson)


Director Gina Prince-Blythewood breaks down a pivotal action sequence in her new film The Old Guard, as part of the New York Times’ Anatomy of a Scene series

As Christopher Nolan’s Tenet is delayed once again, Steve Rose asks if it’s time to end cinema’s “america first” approach. (Guardian)

Radioactive director Marjane Satrapi calls out Hollywood sexism in an interview with Variety.

Amy Heckerling reflects on the legacy and making of Clueless as it turns 25. (Little White Lies)

Meanwhile, Richard Linklater spoke to The New Yorker about that perennial topic — the future of cinema. 

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