Published on: 04 June 2020 in Industry

Directors Digest — Thursday 4 June

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The industry responds to the killing of George Floyd, Krishnendu Majumdar is appointed Chair of BAFTA, and the BAFTA TV Award and BAFTA TV Craft Award nominations are announced. Read all the latest news and views from the industry below.


Spike Lee released a short film following the killing of George Floyd, intercutting footage of police brutality with clips from his own film Do the Right Thing. (Guardian)

Filmmakers from around the world voiced their support for John Boyega after he appeared at a Black Lives Matter protest in London this week. (Independent)

Congratulations to director and former Directors UK Board member Krishnendu Majumdar, who was appointed as Chair of BAFTA this week. (BAFTA)

Cannes has revealed its official 2020 film selection, featuring two new titles by Steve McQueen. (Screen)


The nominations for the BAFTA TV Awards and BAFTA TV Craft Awards have been awards have been announced. Congratulations to all of this year’s nominees! (BAFTA)

IndieWire asseses the reasons for Quibi’s slow start.

UK screen production ‘faces being left behind’ unless the government acts on insurance, according to reports in TBI Vision. 

And finally, The Guardian looks at how the miniseries took over TV.

The Industry

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