Published on: 24 February 2022 in Industry

Directors Digest — Thursday 24 February

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The European Film Academy expresses its solidarity with Ukraine, UK producers face more COVID uncertainty as guidelines prepare to change, and the Oscars cause controversy with plans to trim their telecast. Read all about it below.

The European Film Academy has expressed its solidarity with Ukraine, saying “We will stay alert and are in touch with our Ukrainian members and those in neighbouring countries, and we will support all those affected in the best way we can.” (Screen)

Meanwhile, UK producers face a spell of uncertainty as COVID guidelines for production are reviewed, Screen reports

ITV is creating a duty-of-care production advisor role, Broadcast reports. 

Meanwhile, a skills shortage is threatening to damage the UK production boom, The Guardian reports.

The Oscars have caused controversy by cutting several categories from their live telecast. (Deadline)

Vanity Fair looks at the flaws in the system of how movie scores are made

Netflix has teamed up with Creative UK on a new emerging genre filmmaker programme. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Why are movies getting so long? Variety has the long read. 

And finally, a look at how All Creatures Great and Small became a smash hit in the US. (Variety) Want to know more about All Creatures Great and Small? Check out our Working with Animals event with directors Andy Hay and Ruth Carney, drawing from their experiences on the programme

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