Published on: 25 June 2020 in Industry

Directors Digest — Thursday 25 June

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The screen industries grapple with systemic racism, advice is published for the reopening of cinemas, and Joel Schumacher passes away at the age of 80. Read all the latest news and views from the industry below. 


Directors UK member Christiana Ebohon-Green spoke to actor Wunmi Mosaku about racism in the industry, and whether moving to the US is the answer. (Guardian)

Meanwhile, member Josie Rourke wrote for the Guardian bout directing Jodie Comer under lockdown in Talking Heads

The BBC is to cut 150 roles in the Nations and Regions, Broadcast reports.

Directors UK CEO Andy Harrower joined thousands of creatives in signing an open letter calling for creative commitments to representation. (Variety)

Spotlight members are celebrating pride by uploading showcases and performances to Twitter on Monday 29 June. Directors UK members can show their support and discover new talent on Twitter and Instagram by checking the #SpotlightPride tag and liking, commenting and sharing the performances they enjoy the most!


The UK industry has created guidelines for the reopening of cinemas during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Screen International)

Meanwhile, a global report has shown how vital the screen sector will be to economic recovery post-coronavirus. (Screen International)

Joel Schumacher passed away this week at the age of 80. Variety takes a moment to consider his legacy. 

IndieWire profiles Lawrence Davis, and the role his hair styling plays in visual storytelling

Are you a member with an opinion on one of these stories? Is there an issue affecting directors that you think isn’t getting enough attention in the media? Why not write for us and make yourself heard — email [email protected] with your article idea.


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