Published on: 05 November 2020 in Industry

Directors Digest — Thursday 5 November

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Deal or No Deal, international film festivals and film and TV production during COVID all feature in this week’s Digest. Read all the latest news and views from the industry below. 


Actor David Harewood is to receive the Variety Outstanding Achievement with Edinburgh TV Festival. (Variety)

Meanwhile, Cheryl Taylor is leaving the BBC as head of content at BBC Children’s. (C21 Media)

Vice have provided an in-depth oral history of Deal or No Deal.

The comedian John Sessions sadly passed away this week, and figures from around the TV industry paid tribute


Film and TV production is pushing ahead in Europe despite a second wave of Coronavirus, Variety reports.

The BFI has awarded £470,000 to UK sales companies impacted by COVID-19. (Screen)

Little White Lies explores how international film festivals are supporting filmmakers during the pandemic

Sean Connery sadly passed away this week, at the age of 90 — Hollywood paid tribute to the iconic actor

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