Published on: 04 November 2021 in Industry

Directors Digest — Thursday 4 November

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Major broadcasters make a climate pledge, Netflix shows fuel tourism in the South West, and award season steams ahead. Read all the news and views from the industry below. 

Award season is in full swing, as the nominations for both the BIFA awards and the RTS Craft & Design awards were announced — congratulations to our fantastic members who arenominated across the categories, and to all of this year’s nominees!

With COP26 taking place this week, major UK broadcasters have come together to sign a Climate Content Pledge.  (Televisual Report)

The debate continues over reforms to regulations for film armorours, following the deasth fo cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. (Variety)

BBC Studios is on the hunt for a new kids chief, Broadcast reports. 

Altitude executive Hamish Mosley is set to join Netflix as Director of Distribution. (Screen)

Meanwhile, Netflix’s productions of Bridgerton and Rebecca have fuelled a tourism boom in the South West of England, the Guardian reports. 

The New York Times profiles the current vogue for Black and White films, as several big awards contenders go monochrome.

And finally, Little White Lies showcases a collection of photos from the making of Robert Wise and Jerome RobbinsWest Side Story.

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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