Published on: 25 January 2018 in Industry
Directors Digest — Thursday 25 January 2018
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It’s Oscar time! This year’s nominations were announced, bringing with them some milestones and some great news for Directors UK members. Meanwhile, there have been awards and investments in the world of television — and Netflix are spending how much? Read all about it below.
The 90th Academy Award nominations were announced, with our members Joe Wright and Martin McDonagh both having their work nominated in the Best Picture category. Congratulations to them both! (Directors UK)
Curzon are planning a major expansion after enjoying a successful 2017. (Screen International)
The National TV Award winners were announced — congratulations to them all! (Guardian)
Two former Hollyoaks actors were Oscar-nominated this week, for their short film Silent Child. (BBC)
BBC Worldwide has upped its stake in Clerkenwell films. (Televisual)
Netflix has leapfrogged BBC iPlayer to become one of the UK’s top three brands, Marketing Week reports.
However, Cult Box reports that Netflix has spent $39m on programmes that will never see the light of day.
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