Published on: 04 February 2021 in Industry

Directors Digest — Thursday 4 February

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Awards season abounds as BAFTA longlists and Golden Globe nominations are announced, while high-end spending and the BBC’s approach to factual content comes under the spotlight. 

BAFTA have published the longlists for their 2021 film awards — congratulations to all who have had their work recognised this year. (BAFTA)

Meanwhile, the nominations for the Golden Globes have been announced, with three women included in the Best Director category for the first time  — Chloé Zhao, Regina King and Emerald Fernell. Congratulations to all of this years nominees! (Golden Globes)

However, the awards shut out of I May Destroy You caused controversy. Deborah Copaken, a writer on the Golden Globe-nominated Emily in Paris, gave her opinion on what this snub said about the industry. (Guardian)

Open Culture takes an in-depth look at Quentin Tarantino’s approach to shooting a film at three different budget levels.

From The Guardian, the remarkable story of the crew who shot an alternative to dracula after Bela Lugosi had gone to bed.

A new BBC report says the corporation is looking to deliver £951m in savings. (Televisual)

Meanwhile, Tim Davie has called on the BBC to refocus on “landmark” factual projects and away from “niche” factual content. (Broadcast)

Finally, reports showed a film and high-end TV production spend in the UK of £1.19bn in the last quarter — the second highest since high-end tax relief was introduced. (Screen International)

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