Published on: 25 April 2018 in Industry

Directors Digest — Wednesday 25 April 2018

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There were awards galore for Directors UK members across both TV and film, while there have been some big staffing changes at BBC Studios and Channel 4.

Meanwhile piracy, prisons, regional talent executives and inclusion riders pack another crowded Directors Digest.

Television

The 2018 Bafta TV Craft Awards were announced, with Directors UK members Philippa Lowthorpe, Julia Knowles and Charlie Russell all picking up awards. Congratulations to all of this year’s winners and nominees! (Directors UK)

Creative Director of BBC Studios’ The Documentary Unit, Aysha Rafaele, is to set up a drama unit within BBC studios. (Televisual)

Television Business International reports that the UK’s high-end drama boom has led to a £2.6m boom in levy funds. 

Film

Congratulations to Directors UK member Kate Cheeseman, who won a special Papaya Film Fund award for her film, What Happened to Evie. Kate spoke to The New Current about the film.

Director Madeleine Sackler talks about the process of making two movies in a maximum-security prison. (Indiewire)

The Hollywood Reporter asks whether the new LED cinema screen could change moviegoing. 

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