Published on: 25 March 2021 in Industry

Directors Digest — Thursday 25 March

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The BBC outlines its strategy to grow its Arts and Music offering, Cineworld announces plans to reopen, India preserves its film heritage, and the industry mourns the late Martin Freeth and Bertrand Tavernier

The BBC has outlined its strategy to grow its Arts and Music offering. (BBC Press)

Cineworld is to reopen with a cinema-first movie deal. (BBC Business)

Guardian writer Annie Lord reflects on a year of living vicariously through TV under lockdown

Ten key cinema workers interpret the way out of lockdown, as reported by Sight and Sound

BBC India reports on Amitabh Bachchan and India’s battle to preserve its film heritage.

We were saddened to hear of the passing of French filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier, at the age of 79. (Variety)

Director Daniel Gordon spoke to Broadcast about the importance of protecting contributors and duty of care while making his documentaryFootball’s Darkest Secret.

We were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Directors UK member Martin Freeth at the age of 76. The Guardian carries his obituary.  

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 communications@directors.uk.com with your article idea.

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