Published on: 16 November 2017 in The Industry

Directors Digest — Thursday 16 November

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This week we heard about honorary Oscars and historic pacts, festive adverts and unpaid earnings alongside new schools and Ofcom rules. Read all about it in today’s Directors Digest. 

Film

Meanwhile BECTU and PACT have struck a major agreement on terms governing big buidget movies. (Screen International)

Congratulations to Directors UK member Margy Kinmonth, who was awarded a prestigious Likhachev Fellowship 2017. (Cultural Fellowships In Russia)

Screenwriters and directors are demanding fair payment for online use of their work — read the latest blog update from the Society of Audiovisual Authors (SAA).

Television

Televisual has a handy list of the directors and post-production houses behind this year’s festive adverts. (Televisual)

The BBC have suspended their forthcoming Agatha Christie adaptation in the wake of rape allegations against actor Ed Westwick. (Guardian)

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