Published on: 26 November 2020 in Industry

Directors Digest — Thursday 26 November

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Ofcom releases its annual diversity report, TV’s “anti-management” culture comes under the spotlight, and Netflix spends big in the UK in 2020. Read all the latest news and views from the industry below.

Television

Producer Sunshine Jackson Underhill writes about why TV needs to learn to drop its anti-management techniques. (Broadcast)

Meanwhile, albert has launched its new Creative Offsets scheme. (albert)

Netflix will boost its spend on making TV shows in the UK up to £750m in 2020. (Guardian)

Meanwhile, Ofcom has released its annual diversity report, and highlighted that broadcasters need to look outside London and reach the whole UK. (Ofcom)

Film

Women in Film and Television has appointed Katie Bailiff as new CEO. (Screen)

Acclaimed director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck recounts how he made The Lives of Others. (Guardian)

The Government has unveiled a new £7m global screen fund to partially replace the Creative Europe programme. (Screen)

Finally, the Guardian looks at whether Small Axe director Steve McQueen could start a Lover’s Rock revival

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