Published on: 06 March 2019 in Industry

Directors Digest — Wednesday 6 March

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RTS awards, BritBox, Netflix and women who changed the face of TV. We look back at another week of industry news and views below. 


The Guardian ran a comprehensive feature on the funny, fearless women who changed the face of TV

The nominations for the 2019 RTS Programme Awards have been announced — congratulations to all of this year’s nominees. (RTS)

BAFTA’s albert initiative have partnered with UK universities to tackle the environmental impact of the screen industries. (Advanced Television)

Talking strategy for the newly-announced BritBox, Carolyn McCall said that planned windowing will be a crucial part of its distinctiveness. (Broadcast)


Picturehouse cinemas are introducing a strict theatrical windows policy. (Screen)

The industry has been debating Netflix as Steven Spielberg floats rule changes for Academy eligibility. (Variety)

Meanwhile, Netflix’s dispute with Cannes has reared its head once more. (IndieWire)

The beautiful celebrates the life and work of Stanley Kubrickcheck it out here

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