Published on: 09 June 2022 in Industry

Directors Digest — Thursday 9 June

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ITV Studios moves to acquire Plimsoll, Lucile Hadžihalilovic and David Cronenberg discuss their projects and FERA calls for the meaningful transposition of the EU copyright directive. Read all about it below. 

One year on from the implementation deadline of the EU Copyright Directive, the Federation of European Screen Directors (FERA) has called for a fairer landscape for creators. FERA Chair Bill Anderson said: “A meaningful transposition of the EU Copyright directive is vital to the future of European screen storytelling.” (FERA)

Sir David Nicholas, a hugely influential figure in world British TV news, passed away this week — a full obituary is available at The Guardian.

Cineworld has cancelled screenings of The Lady of Heaven at all its venues following a series of protests. (Screen International)

ITV Studios are moving to buy Plimsoll Productions, Variety reports. 

Director Lucile Hadžihalilovic speaks to Little White Lies about her forthcoming feature, Earwig.

Meanwhile, David Cronenberg speaks to Vulture about his latest work, Crimes of the Future

Director Joseph Kosinski narrates a sequence from Top Gun: Maverick as part of the New York Times’ “Anatomy of a Scene” series. 

And finally, Broadcast Magazine go behind the scenes of the BBC’s Ralph & Katie — directed by Jordan Hogg — with a focus on creating an inclusive production.

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