Published on: 05 October 2017 in Industry

Directors Digest — Thursday 5 October

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BAFTAs, Stars of Tomorrow and of course the London Film Festival all feature in today’s Directors Digest. But there’s also space for some big industry news, pay disputes at the BBC and some old movie myths. Read all about it below.   


The Screen International Stars of Tomorrow for 2017 have been announced, featuring our members Rubika Shah and Kat Wood. (Directors UK)

Andrea Arnold is to topline the London Film Festival’s main competition jury. (ScreenDaily

Vox tells us how Blade Runner’s 2019 vision of Los Angeles helped shape the American city of the future

“Britain’s upsurge in film-making diversity is borne out in this year’s LFF lineup.” The Guardian provides a primer for this year’s London Film Festival. 


A review of salaries at the BBC has found that men are being paid 9.3% more than women on average. (Guardian)

Lionsgate UK is teaming up with Noel Clarke for a Kidulthood TV series. (Deadline)

The BAFTA Scotland 2017 nominees have been announced, with several members nominated in the directing categories. (Directors UK)

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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