Published on: 07 April 2022 in Industry

Directors Digest — Thursday 7 April

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A new study puts BFI film funding under the microscope, the BBC sees a staff exodus, and Lithuanian director Mantas Kvedaravičius is remembered by his peers.

Friends and colleagues pay tribute to Lithuanian documentary director Mantas Kvedaravičius, who was killed in the city of Mariupol over the weekend. (Screen)

Variety goes in-depth on the exodus of women of colour working at the BBC.

A new diversity and inclusion study aims to examine the distribution of BFI Film Funds, Screen reports.

Sir Ian Cheshire has been appointed Chair of Channel 4Broadband TV News reports. 

Kenneth Branagh issued a rallying cry for risk-taking at the UK cinema conference, Screen reports. 

Nielsen’s new owners will face the same challenges in measuring TV usage, Variety reports.  

In 2021, the late director Roger Graef wrote for the Financial Times against the privatisation of Channel 4. His article was especially relevant this week

Director Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović discusses her life as a child refugee, and her prize-winning new film, Murina. (Guardian)

The Independent spoke to director Gus Van Sant 30 years on from his iconic piece of queer cinema, My Own Private Idaho

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