Published on: 13 April 2022 in Industry

Directors Digest — Wednesday 13 April

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The battle over Channel 4 continues, the BFI names new appointees to its Board, and Bend It Like Beckham is celebrated on its 20th anniversary.

Director Edgar Wright is among five new appointees to the BFI’s Board of Governers. (Variety)

ITV and Amazon have joined ScreenSkills’ Unscripted TV Skills Fund, Televisual reports.

Channel 4 CEO Alex Mahon and Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries have both set out their opposing cases on the privatisation of Channel 4. (TBI Vision)

Meanwhile The New Yorker asks: can the BBC survive the British Government?

Half of Channel 4’s Current Affairs Docs will be directed by women, Broadcast reports.

Robert Eggers, director of the forthcoming Viking thriller The Northman, is interviewed by Little White Lies.  

Meanwhile, director Mira Nair is interviewed by Vulture on the making of Mississippi Masala

And finally, 20 years after it hit our screens, Gal-Dem presents an in-depth oral history of Bend It Like Beckham.

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