Published on: 29 November 2017 in Industry

Directors Digest — Wednesday 29 November

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Today’s edition of Directors Digest takes in the RTS Craft Awards and a trailblazing honor; the government’s industrial strategies white paper and the fates of scandal-hit productions. Read all about below. 


Congratulations to Gurinder Chadha, one of seven recipients of a special trailblazer award at a Women in Hollywood 10th anniversary event on Monday. (Screen International)

Stephen Follows takes a look at whether fewer young people are watching films in cinemas. (Stephen Follows)

Greta Gerwig’s debut Lady Bird becomes the best-reviewed film of all time on Rotten Tomatoes. (The Playlist)

Luc Besson’s studio Europacorp considers a sell off after a disappointing year at the box office. (Guardian)


The winners of the 2017 RTS Craft and Design awards have been announced. Congratulations to members Damon Beesley, Dan Edge and Julian Jarrold on their directing awards! (Directors UK)

Executive Chairman of ITV Peter Bazalgette writes for the Guardian about the significance of public broadcasting in today’s media landscape

Tim Dams blogs for Televisual on a TV Drama market that is “more dynamic, but also more competitive, than it has ever been”.

The Guardian ponders what should happen TV shows that are in limbo thanks to allegations leveled against their stars

Are you a member with an opinion on one of these stories? Is there an issue affecting directors that you think isn’t getting enough attention in the media? Why not write for us and make yourself heard — email [email protected] with your article idea.

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