Published on: 18 April 2018 in Industry

Directors Digest — Wednesday 18 April 2018

Reading time: 2 minutes and 33 seconds

This week’s Directors Digest features an eye-opening look at the lack of working-class representation in the industry, a spate of announcements from Cannes, Special Awards and sadly departed directors. Read all about it below. 


We were saddened to hear of the passing of the film and television director Cyril Frankel. We took a moment to remember his life and works. (Directors UK)

Following the recent passing of Vittorio Taviani, Peter Bradshaw looked back over an influential body of work. (Guardian)

And Indiewire looked at the early work of Milos Forman, who passed away on the weekend

Not long after, the Cannes jury was announced — including directors Ava DuVernay, Andrey Zvyagintsev and Denis Villeneuve. (Variety)


Channel 4 has briefed the cities vying to serve as its regional hubs on what it is looking for in a pitch. (Broadcast

Meanwhile, the production team of Game of Thrones will be presented with the Special Award at this year’s BAFTA TV Craft Awards. (Variety)

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