Published on: 26 October 2017 in Industry

Directors Digest — Thursday 26 October

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On-set indigenous representation, movements at Apple and what happens exactly when copyright goes copywrong? Find out all about it in today’s Directors Digest. 


Congratulations to our members Deborah Haywood, Rupert Jones and Dominic Cooke, who have all been longlisted in the New Talent - Debut Director category at the British Independent Film Awards. (BIFA)

Congratulations too to our member Nathan Theys on winning the Pitching Compeition at this year’s Cape Town International Film Festival. Nathan attended our Life’s A Pitch event earlier this year.  (Channel 24)

The LA Times covers this year’s London Film Festival, and its emphasis on inclusion and female directors

When copyright goes copywrong.” An interesting read on the cottage industry that formed around rigid copyright law in film. (Tedium)


The Huffington Post speaks to our Chair Steve Smith on the subject of sustainability in the film and TV industries

London-based indie Chalkboard is launching a Scottish arm to make CBBC drama. (Televisual)

Apple has hired Jay Hunt, Channel 4’s chief creative officer, in a move that signals serious film and TV intentions. (Guardian)

And finally, the producers of Blue Planet II talk about the dramatic ups and downs of filming the series. (Guardian)

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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