Published on: 09 April 2020 in Industry

Directors Digest — Thursday 9 April

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Jo Stevens becomes the new Shadow Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Quibi enters the streaming fray, and Twin Peaks turns thirty — these are just some of the other stories from a week where the headlines were again dominated by the impact of Coronavirus on our industry. 

The Industry

Coronavirus continues to have massive implications for the screen industries, with major developments taking place daily. For comprehensive coverage, Screen International have compiled all their industry news in one place on their website. 

Meanwhile, Deadline is keeping a regularly updated list of cancelled or postponed events in entertainment.


Jo Stevens has succeeded Tracy Brabin as Shadow DCMS. (The Stage)

Another streaming patform has launched! Quibi entered the fray this week. (BBC)

TBI Vision hears from Steve Oemcke, director of content for Australia's WTFN, on how he is keeping production going on two key shows

Twin Peaks is thirty years old The Guardian explores its legacy.


How many people work on a movie? Stephen Follows crunches the numbers. 

Little White Lies features an essay on the cultural impact on movie GIFs

Pathé are going to break the theatrical window by bringing forward the release of Philippa Lowthorpes Misbehaviour.  (Screen International)

Meanwhile, Pedro Almodovar has penned a letter on life and his viewing habits during quarantine. (IndieWire)

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