Published on: 24 June 2021 in Industry

Directors Digest — Thursday 24 June

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The Government makes plans to privatise Channel 4, British film and TV programmes face curbs in Europe, and the BFI appoints the inaugural head of its UK Global Screen Fund. Read all about it below. 

The Government has set out its plan to privatise Channel 4. (Deadline) Directors UK will make sure directors are represented in the conversation when responding to the Government’s consultation. 

Among the move’s critics is David Attenborough, signatory to a letter that called it “short-sighted”. (Guardian)

Meanwhile, the BFI has appointed Denitsa Yordanova as its inaugural head of UK Global Screen Fund. (Screen)

Little White Lies writes in praise of Beautiful Thing, Hettie McDonalds classic coming out movie

The EU is preparing to cut the amount of British film and TV it shows in the wake of Brexit, The Guardian reports. 

Cannes has unveiled its competition jury for its 74th edition, Chaired by Spike Lee.

The BBC is launching a new Programme Index with almost 100 years of TV and radio, TVB Europe reports.   

Finally, in the New York Times Anatomy of a Scene series, director John M. Chu takes viewers through a sequence from In the Heights

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