Press Releases

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Directors UK responds to CMS Committee Report on Creator Remuneration 10 April 2024
Directors UK expands team with Head of Industry Relations and Public Affairs and Policy Manager hires 08 January 2024
Directors UK, Pact, BBC Studios and ITV Studios establish Directors and Producers Forum 06 December 2023
STATEMENT: Directors UK responds to CDN deep dive report on Writers, Directors and Producer Directors 23 November 2023
STATEMENT: Directors UK responds to BBC decision to end Doctors 18 October 2023
UK artists, performers, writers, and directors advocate for fair pay and the protection of creators' rights in the Culture, Media, and Sport Select Committee 20 September 2023
Industry-sponsored parliamentary film competition opens for entries 11 July 2022
Tom Toumazis MBE and Alexander Jacob join Directors UK Board 19 May 2022
UK talent celebrated at House of Lords as Film the House winners are announced 08 March 2022
Directors UK launches unscripted training 07 March 2022
Directors UK Board appoints new Chair and Vice-Chairs 08 December 2021
Creating Positive Collaborations — New guidelines for writers and directors 28 September 2021
Directors UK announces new board members 13 July 2021
Directors UK joins forces with BBC Studios to fund director mentorship scheme seeking underrepresented voices 09 July 2021
Directors UK hires Paul Sharp in new Director of Licensing role 28 June 2021
Directors UK responds to BAFTA Film Awards 2021 nominations 09 March 2021
Directors UK responds to 2021 Budget 03 March 2021
Directors UK releases Working Under COVID: Advice for Factual Directors 29 October 2020
Directors UK's response to the BAFTA 2020 Review 24 September 2020
Directors UK publishes COVID-19 update to Directing Nudity and Simulated Sex guidelines 20 August 2020
Directors UK announces new Board members 31 July 2020
Film the House 2020 is open to entries as Directors UK sponsor Best Film Direction award for second year 16 June 2020
Directors UK celebrates CEO Andrew Chowns as he retires 27 April 2020
Directors UK calls up on the Chancellor to support freelance workers in the film and television industries during COVID-19 19 March 2020
Breakthrough British film talent honoured in Parliament 04 March 2020
Directors UK and ARRI present Challenge TRINITY-winning short films 24 January 2020
Directors UK announces Andy Harrower as new CEO 17 December 2019
Directors UK launches Directing Nudity & Simulated Sex guidelines 21 November 2019
Directors UK and BBC Writersroom Continuing Drama Directors’ Training Scheme wins UK Television Diversity Award 10 October 2019
Directors UK and BBC Continuing Drama Directors’ Training Scheme nominated for UK Television Diversity Award 01 October 2019
Directors UK welcomes Ofcom Diversity in UK Television: freelancers report 18 September 2019
Directors UK sponsors new Best Film Direction award at Film the House 2019 09 September 2019
Directors UK and BBC announce further round of the Continuing Drama Directors’ Training Scheme 22 August 2019
Directors UK responds to BBC decision on TV licences for over-75s 10 June 2019
Directors UK and ARRI present magical Challenge ALEXA-winning short films 16 May 2019
Multi-camera directing talent supported by Directors UK and ITV Studios 03 May 2019
Congratulations to the Directors UK members winning big at the BAFTA Craft Awards 29 April 2019
Europe says ‘yes’ to copyright: Directors UK welcomes reform for the digital age 26 March 2019
BBC and Directors UK Announce the Fourth Year of the Continuing Drama Directors’ Training Scheme 13 December 2018
BAME Directors Still Poorly Represented In UK TV 20 September 2018
Directors UK Launches Anti-Bullying And Harassment Guidelines 06 September 2018
Report Reveals Widening Gender Gap Among UK TV Directors 22 August 2018
Directors UK Announce High-End TV Drama Directors Skills Development Programme With Creative Skillset 02 July 2018
Directors UK Announces its Fifth Annual Directors’ Festival 06 June 2018
Directors Take Centre Stage At Media Production Show 05 June 2018
Panellists Discuss Bullying And Harassment At Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018 04 June 2018
Directors UK responds to Ofcom’s review of regional TV production and programming 17 May 2018
Arri Alexa Competition Winners Premiere Short Films In London 01 May 2018
Directors UK Hosts Advice Centre at BAFTA Cymru Guru Live Festival 25 April 2018
Six Filmmakers Selected For Arri Short Film Competition 05 April 2018
Part Three of the Continuing Drama Directors’ Scheme Announced 20 March 2018
Millennial Farmer Documentary Wins ARRI Short Film Competition 01 March 2018
BBC and Directors UK Announce Part Two of the Continuing Drama Directors’ Scheme 12 January 2018
High-profile and award-winning directors support New Creative Rights Terms for Film 04 December 2017
Televisual Factual Festival Teams Up With Directors UK for Panel Session 01 November 2017
Best Director Award Winner Announced at UK Music Video Awards 27 October 2017
Directors UK Statement on Tackling Abuse, Bullying and Sexual Harassment 23 October 2017
Directors UK partners with BFI London Film Festival on Industry Programme event exploring the casting conundrum. 03 October 2017
Directors UK and Film London partner for second annual Creative Partnerships Day 26 September 2017
Directors UK respond to survey figures highlighting gender imbalance in UK film industry 22 September 2017
Four more directors gain career development opportunities on high profile British dramas 18 September 2017
Directors UK welcomes OFCOM report on diversity and equal opportunities in television 14 September 2017
Directors UK Celebrates 25th Anniversary 06 July 2017
Directors UK Celebrates Milestone Anniversary at The Directors’ Festival 30 June 2017
European Parliament committee declines to support audiovisual authors in copyright vote 08 June 2017
Directors UK Sponsors Exclusive Panel Session at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2017 08 June 2017
BBC Writersroom, Directors UK and Creative Skillset Announce Successful Trainees for Continuing Drama Directors’ Training Scheme 26 May 2017
Directors UK Named Executive Partner of Second Annual Media Production Show 25 May 2017
Directors UK Inspire: A Mentoring and Career Development programme 17 May 2017
Directors UK & ARRI Celebrate Challenge ALEXA 2017 Winners Screening 09 May 2017
Directors UK and Creative Skillset Announce First Candidates for 2017 High End TV Drama Directors Career Development Programme 08 May 2017
Directors UK Announces New Chair of the Board 28 April 2017
Hollyoaks Emerging Directors Training Scheme: a C4 Spotlight on Directors initiative 06 April 2017
Directors UK announces new extended High End TV Drama Directors Career Development Programme 15 December 2016
Directors UK partners with Channel 4’s new talent scheme 4Stories 09 December 2016
Directors UK presents Best Director Award at Underwire Festival 08 December 2016
Directors UK Chair, Beryl Richards Wins WFTV Achievement Award 02 December 2016
Screenwriters and directors call on European Parliament to put authors at heart of copyright reform 23 November 2016
The curtain’s up on Stage & Screen: a creative exchange for film, TV and theatre professionals 11 November 2016
BBC, Directors UK and Creative Skillset announce new titles for their directors’ training scheme 10 November 2016
Directors UK and ARRI Challenge ALEXA 2017 competition ahead of milestone anniversary 10 November 2016
Directors UK Partners with Televisual for Panel Session For The Televisual Factual Festival 2016 31 October 2016
BBC, Directors UK and Creative Skillset Announce New Directors’ Training Scheme For Second Year 21 October 2016
Directors UK Announces New Extended High End TV Drama Directors Mentoring Programme 25 August 2016
Hollyoaks director talent search attracts unprecedented standard of entrants 11 August 2016
UK’s leading directors headline Directors UK Festival 12 July 2016
Directors UK at the Media Production Show 08 June 2016
UK film industry bodies unite at Cannes Film Festival over 50% public funding 14 May 2016
Directors UK hosts industry panel at Cannes to discuss 50:50 public funding for UK films 12 May 2016
Cut Out of the Picture - A study of gender inequality among film directors within the UK film industry 04 May 2016
Piers Haggard awarded OBE in New Year’s Honours List 30 December 2015
Directors UK launches Multi-camera Directors Training Programme with Creative Skillset 20 November 2015
UK Television: Adjusting The Colour Balance - BAME Directors working in UK Television Production. A report by Directors UK 12 November 2015
New ITV Studios Continuing Drama Training Scheme 16 October 2015
BBC Drama, supported by Creative Skillset and Directors UK, announces training scheme for new directors 27 August 2015
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