Published on: 09 February 2023 in Industry

Directors Digest — Thursday 9 February

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This week, it was all change at DCMS as Lucy Frazer replaces Michelle Donelan in the revamped Department for Culture, Media and Sport, and we heard about a new quest to preserve digital titles. Read all about it below.

Broadcast 'celebrated the best of British TV' at the Broadcast Awards - congratulations to our members, whose shows have been recognised.

DCMS loses digital remit in a reorganisation of government departments with Michelle Donelan being replaced as Secretary of State by Lucy Frazer. (Advanced Television)

New research from the Women’s Sport Trust reveals a big jump in viewership for women’s sport last year. (Broadcast Sport)

The 43rd annual London Critics’ Circle Film Awards crowned their winners. (Variety)

Variety takes us inside The Academy's quest to help filmmakers preserve digital titles.

Aftersun becomes MUBI’s most streamed movie ever (Deadline). Why not listen to our podcast episode with Aftersun director Charlotte Wells as she talks to Barry Jenkins about her feature debut – it’s available everywhere you get your podcasts.

Three years after highly public protests and walkouts at its 2020 ceremony, the César awards’ new leadership team speaks to Screen about modernising the event in a rapidly changing industry.

Disney targets $3b in content savings over next few years, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

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