Published on: 23 October 2019 in Industry

Directors Digest — Wednesday 23 October

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Brexit uncertainty hits a new studio development, while ITN makes a major hire. Meanwhile, there’s a look at costume design in Succession, and set design in The Lighthouse. Read all about it below. 


A new study has shown that the rate of films directed by women in Europe is growing slowly. (Screen International)

The development of a new £110m studio in Dagenham has been put on hold, due to Brexit unceratinty. (Guardian)

Robert Eggers, director of The Lighthouse, talks through the film’s technical experiments

South Korea’s female filmmakers are finally making their voices heard, Little White Lies reports. 

Meanwhile, BIFA has revealed its longlist for the 2019 Discovery Award. Congratulations to Directors UK member Sasha Collington, whose film Love Type D made the list. (Screen International)


A damning new report from Dart Centre Europe has shone a light on working practises in factual. (Broadcast)

The BAFTA Children’s Award nominations have been announced. Congratulations to Directors UK members Dirk Campbell, Steve Connelly, Mic Graves and Grant Orchard, who have all been recognised in the director category. (BAFTA)

His Dark Materials writer Jack Thorne has called upon the TV industry to do more to address disability diversity. (Guardian)

Edinburgh TV Festival director Lisa Campbell is stepping down to join ITN. (TBI Vision)

Banijay is set to secure Endemol Shine, Broadcast reports. 

Meanwhile, The Ringer puts Succession’s costume designers in the spotlight.

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