Published on: 03 September 2020 in Industry

Directors Digest — Thursday 3 September

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The industry pays tribute to Chadwick Boseman, after the sad news of his passing at the age of 43. Elsewhere, drone technology, safely directing EastEnders, and a royal partnership for Netflix all make the headlines this week. 

Film

We were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Chadwick Boseman, star of Black PantherDa 5 Bloods, and 42Tributes from the industry poured in for the inspirational actor, who passed away at the age of just 43. (LA Times)

The Guardian looks at how drone technology is changing film, focusing on Ladj Ly's upcoming feature Les Misérables

The BBC interviews professionals from across the industry about the new era in filmmaking. (BBC)

The Venice Film Festival is underway, opening with a mix of trepidation and optimism. (Screen International)

Television

Directors Now, a new resource featuring the breakout stories of 100 directors, including many members of Directors UK, is now live and available to download for free. (Directors Now)

Directors UK Vice Chair Susanna White appeared on BBC Radio Leicester to discuss how directors can portray intimacy in the era of COVID-19. Listen to the interview here from 3:32:11. (BBC)

EastEnders director and executive producer Jon Sen introduced a great behind-the-scenes video about the work that’s gone into getting production back up and running. (EastEnders)

Meanwhile, Netflix have announced a new partnership with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. (BBC)

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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