Published on: 30 July 2020 in Industry

Directors Digest — Thursday 30 July

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Cinema re-openings, Emmy Awards and the return of The Real McCoy all made the headlines this week. Catch up on all the latest news and views from the industry below.


The BFI has readied a £30m recovery fund for independent cinemas. (Screen International)

Meanwhile, Screen reports that Vue has confirmed its UK cinema reopening plans.

IndieWire explores the groundbreaking 17 day theatrical window negotiated by Universal and AMC.

Meanwhile, the BFI has launched Press Reset, a new campaign to inspire gatekeepers across film and TV to reset practices with regard to including those with disabilities. (BFI)


The 72nd Emmy Award nominees were announced — congratulations to our members Lenny Abrahamson, Mark MylodJessica Hobbs and Benjamin Caron for their directing nominations, and to all of this year's nominees. (Emmys)

The Real McCoy has returned to iPlayer. The Guardian looks at its 25-year legacy.

C4’s Sarah Rose has been appointed COO of Viacom CBS. (Televisual)

Variety profiles the international streamers that are taking on Netflix with their localised content

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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