Directors UK

UK screen directors demand ‘urgent’ government support for freelance workers

Directors UK, which represents 7,000 British screen directors, has called on the government to offer urgent financial support to freelance industry workers as productions shut down across the country. In a letter to UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak, the association’s CEO Andrew Chowns highlighted the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on freelance and self-employed workers in […]

Directors UK launches new intimacy guidelines

Directors UK, the professional association for screen directors, has launched new guidelines for creating a safe environment around filming film and TV scenes with nudity or simulated sex. The organisation has said the new guidelines are “born of the need to set clear and shared professional expectations that apply to everyone involved in making sensitive […]

UK director gender gap worsening – report

A new report has revealed a worrying drop in the representation of female directors in the UK TV landscape. According to a new report from Directors UK, Who’s Calling the Shots? A Report on Gender Inequality among Screen Directors working in UK Television, Television episodes directed by women fell by 2.98 percentage points between 2013 […]