Published on: 27 July 2023 in Industry

Directors Digest — Thursday 27 July 2023

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This week, we were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of our member, Eleanor Scoones. Read tributes to Eleanor, and other industry news, in this week’s digest. 

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The industry pays tribute to producer-director Eleanor Scoones, who has died at the age of 42. Read more about Eleanor and her work via Broadcast.

Screen Daily explores how the UK independent film sector is navigating the SAG-AFTRA strike.

Also covering the strikes, the Los Angeles Times speaks to Andi Brittan, a set decorator in Hollywood, about how workers are being affected.

In other news, Trainspotting producer Andrew Macdonald will take charge of Edinburgh film festival, The Guardian reports.

The Film and TV Charity names Marcus Ryder as their new CEO. (Screen Daily)

Broadcast reveals their Hot Shots 2023, including directors Ade Femzo, Aurora Fearnley, Sam Ewen, Martyna Knitter, and Tolu Ogunware.

For The New Statesman, Daniel Dylan Wray argues that the “golden age of the documentary” is a myth.

And finally, Little White Lies goes behind-the-scenes of Steven Soderbergh’s crime thriller, and how it uses Rosco’s RDX Lab System to create interactive digital backgrounds on an LED wall inside an apartment set build.

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