Published on: 18 March 2020 in Industry
Directors Digest — Wednesday 18 March
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Coronavirus continues to dominate headlines with the widespread cancellation of productions, and Public Service Broadcasters announcing specialized programming.
But there’s still news and insight to be had away from the ongoing health emergency, including interviews with directors Kris Rey and Václav Marhoul, and a break down of half a million British cinema reviews.
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The RTS Programme Award winners were announced this week — congratulations to all of this year’s winners and nominees!
The Walking Dead writers were already well set up for the pandemic thanks to their remote working situation. The Hollywood Reporter reports.
“Coronavirus, By Taking Moviegoing Away From Us, Can Only Make Us Miss It,” argues Owen Glieberman in Variety.
Stephen Follows analyses half a million reviews of British cinemas to see what lessons can be learned. (Stephen Follows)
Festival programmers have established My Darling Quarantine, a platform for short films that would have appared at cancelled festivals around the world. (Little White Lies)
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