This website uses cookies to help us understand the way visitors use our website. We can't identify you with them and we don't share the data with anyone else. Find out more in our privacy policy.

People

STAFF
AmyLouise-324

AmyLouise Mill

Membership and Office Administrator

AmyLouise Mill

Membership and Office Administrator

mim2

Miriam Feintuck

Senior Awards and Events Producer

Miriam Feintuck

Senior Awards and Events Producer

lisa

Lisa Kingston

Awards and Events Producer

Lisa Kingston

Awards and Events Producer

Scarlet Brearley

Scarlet Brearley

Awards and Events Producer

Scarlet Brearley

Awards and Events Producer

Tracy-Forsyth-324-324

Tracy Forsyth

Mentoring Scheme Producer

Tracy Forsyth

Mentoring Scheme Producer

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Tucker Portraits

Liz Tucker, Chair

Producer

Liz Tucker, Chair

Producer

Liz Tucker is an award winning British documentary producer and director. At 23, she became a Radio 4 producer, before moving into television. On the iconic show Tomorrow’s World, her film about Trevor Baylis, inventor of the clockwork radio, resulted in its worldwide launch.

Since then, she has worked as a director, producer and series producer on a wide range of documentary programmes, including The Man Who Faked His Life, Blood of the Vikings and Horizon. She has made films for the BBC, Channel 4 and a number of the major US Networks including WGBH NOVA, Discovery and TLC. Her programmes have been shown in over 90 countries and have won a number of prestigious awards. Liz is also the managing director of Verve Production's sister company, Verve Training.

http://www.verveproductions.co.uk/

Sara Putt_210

Sara Putt, Deputy Chair

Agent & MD

Sara Putt, Deputy Chair

Agent & MD

Sara Putt established Sara Putt Associates in 1989 and has been working as Managing Director and Agent here ever since. As well as the day job Sara has also produced several award winning short films including Tattoo which was BAFTA nominated in 2002.

Sara is a BAFTA Trustee, sits on the main BAFTA Board, the TV Committee and is chair of the Learning and New Talent Committee.

Val Cazalet zoom

Val Cazalet, Treasurer

Accountant

Val Cazalet, Treasurer

Accountant

With 30 years’ experience of working with individuals and companies in many areas of the creative sector, and with a particular interest in film and television, Val has a detailed understanding of the issues her media clients face and always takes a hands-on, practical and proactive approach.

Val works with a range of creative businesses, including AIM-listed companies, SMEs, groups of companies and individuals. She offers advice that is tailored to each client’s specific need and her media experience includes clients in brand design, advertising, events management, production and special effects, internet and technology, PR, radio as well as film and TV.

She is a board member and treasurer of both Women in Film and TV and Animated Women.

Victoria Gaskell_210

Victoria Gaskell, Company Secretary

Lawyer

Victoria Gaskell, Company Secretary

Lawyer

Victoria is a partner in Olswang's media team and co-heads the sector for the firm.

Victoria focusses on commercial, regulatory and transactional work for the content and digital media industries and her clients include production companies, distributors, platforms and channels as well as brands and advertisers. Victoria also acts for talent and advises on brand exploitation, joint ventures and publishing deals.

zeb

Zeb Achonu

Editor

Zeb Achonu

Editor

Zeb is a London based Film and TV editor with strong credits across various genres, working for numerous broadcasters including the BBC, ITV and UKTV. With almost 2 decades in the industry she has cut a wide range of styles including drama, factual, obs docs, entertainment and music documentaries. She is a member of the Guild of British Film & TV Editors (GBFTE), and was a participant in the WFTV Mentoring Scheme in 2016.

In 2009 she moved to Paris, France where she started the Paris branch of international online music show, BalconyTV. Back in London in 2014, her enthusiasm for all things film, tv and music, led her to co-found MUSEfest, an international showcase of women in film and music, with screening and music events held in London and Paris, with more cities in the pipeline.

Mary Aldridge

Producer and MD.

Mary Aldridge

Producer and MD.

Mary Aldridge is Managing Director of Storm Pictures Films and is an award winning producer.

Having previously held directorial positions in some of the UKʼs most successful communications agencies, and as a former Head of Production, she has produced films for many of the worldʼs best known brands, many of which have gone on to win awards in the UK and in the USA.

Mary has produced a number of shorts, which were finalists in competition and festivals such as the London Soho Shorts Festival, Raindance and The London Independent Film Festival.

Mary’s debut feature film BLESSED was an official selection for the London Independent Film Festival and following its theatrical release, BLESSED was acquired for international distribution by Momentum and Sonar LA and was network broadcast on the BBC.

Mary founded Storm Pictures Films who work with outstanding creative talent and currently have an exciting and varied slate in development for both film and TV.

Satwant Gill_210

Satwant Gill

Project & Event Producer

Satwant Gill

Project & Event Producer

Satwant Gill is Head of Industry & Partnerships, at the London Indian Film Festival She has co-produced the festival since its inaugural event in July 2010, aimed with highlighting the independent film scene from across India and the South Asian Diaspora. She runs the festival’s industry events GURU LOUNGE, which are aimed at forming a bridge between Indian and UK film industries. She is also chairs the annual Satyajit Ray Short Film Award jury. www.londonindianfilmfestival.co.uk

She previously headed the Film Department of The British Council, the leading UK cultural relations body, organising British film events worldwide.

Anne Morrisonsq

Anne Morrison

Executive Producer

Anne Morrison

Executive Producer

Anne Morrison is currently executive producing a feature documentary, and was executive producer of Manolo, The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards, a documentary about Manolo Blahnik. She recently worked as a Senior Hearing Manager at the BBC, hearing gender pay grievances and bullying and harassment cases. She was formerly Chair of BAFTA from 2014 to 2016 and is now Chair of Pearson College London, a Board Director of Women in Film and Television, a Trustee of the Charleston Trust and of Watersprite International Student Film Festival.

She speaks internationally on issues such as diversity, employability, talent development and creativity and is an experienced executive coach and mentor. In 2018, she was awarded an honorary doctorate by Nottingham Trent University for services to Broadcasting, Television and the Arts.

Until 2014 she was Director of the BBC Academy, the BBC’s centre for training, which she launched in 2009.

Having been a producer/director, she held senior management positions for 20 years at the BBC, and, as Controller of Documentaries and Contemporary Factual, was responsible for hundreds of hours of factual television, including many award-winning programmes.

Anne was educated in Belfast and Churchill College, Cambridge.

From ITV 

Pictured: Ade Rawcliffe

(C) ITV

Ade Rawcliffe

Head of Diversity, ITV Commissioning

Ade Rawcliffe

Head of Diversity, ITV Commissioning

Ade Rawcliffe is Head of Diversity for ITV Commissioning and is responsible for delivering ITV’s on-going commitment to reflecting the diversity of modern Britain at the heart of mainstream television, both onscreen and behind the camera.

Prior to that, Ade led the Creative Diversity team at Channel 4 and spearheaded the delivery of the broadcaster’s 360 degree Diversity Charter. She oversaw the creation of C4’s Commissioning Diversity Guidelines and developed projects through diverse funding vehicle the Alpha Fund, including the BAFTA award winning drama Run.

Rawcliffe was also part of the team responsible for C4’s coverage of Rio 2016 Paralympics and London 2012 Paralympics, which broke records for employing disabled presenters and production staff.

Ade also worked in the Features commissioning team at C4 and was a Television Producer at the BBC, ITV and in the independent sector.

She is a member of BAFTA’s TV Committee, a Board Member of Women in Film & Television (WFTV) and Times Up UK and a Trustee of the National Trust.

Emma Thomas 2017

Emma Thomas

Script Supervisor & Continuity

Emma Thomas

Script Supervisor & Continuity

PATRONS
Gurinder_Chadha_210

Gurinder Chadha OBE

Director

Gurinder Chadha OBE

Director

Gurinder Chadha OBE is a film director of Punjabi Sikh Kenyan Asian origin. Most of her films explore the lives of Indians living in England. This common theme among her work showcases the trials of Indian women living in England and how they must reconcile their converging traditional and modern cultures. Although many of her films seem like simple quirky comedies about Indian women, they actually address many social and emotional issues, especially ones faced by immigrants caught between two worlds.

Much of her work also consists of adaptations from book to film, but with a different flare. She is best known for the hit films Bhaji on the Beach (1993), Bend It Like Beckham (2002), Bride and Prejudice (2004), Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008), and the comedy film It's a Wonderful Afterlife (2010). Her upcoming project is the partition drama film Viceroy's House (2017).

Elizabeth Karlsen_210

Elizabeth Karlsen

Producer

Elizabeth Karlsen

Producer

Elizabeth co-founded Number 9 Films with Stephen Woolley in 2002 after a long collaboration at leading independent UK film distribution and producing company Palace Pictures.

Most recently they produced the multi award winning critical and box office success CAROL, an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s novel, written by award winning scribe Phyllis Nagy, directed by Todd Haynes, starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara.

Elizabeth has served on the board of EM Media, The Edinburgh Festival, was chair of Women in Film and TV UK and she is on the advisory board for the 2016 NFTS Gala.

Sandi Toksvig_210

Sandi Toksvig OBE

Writer & Broadcaster

Sandi Toksvig OBE

Writer & Broadcaster

Sandi Toksvig OBE is a comedian, writer, actor, presenter and producer on British radio and television, and political activist.

She is joint founder of the Women's Equality Party (established in March 2015), was installed as Chancellor of the University of Portsmouth in October 2012, and is the current president of the Women of the Year Lunch.

HONORARY MEMBERS
Dawn_Airey_210

Dawn Airey

Dawn Airey

Joan_Bakewell_210

Dame Joan Bakewell

Dame Joan Bakewell

Barbara_Broccol_210i

Barbara Broccoli OBE

Barbara Broccoli OBE

Andrew_Davies_210

Andrew Davies

Andrew Davies

Michael-Grade_210

Michael Grade CBE

Michael Grade CBE

Stephen_Frears_210

Stephen Frears

Stephen Frears

Margaret Jay - BT Non-Executive Director

Inquiries about this image can be made to the BT Group Newsroom on its
24-hour number: 020 7356 5369. From outside the UK, dial +44 20 7356
5369.  News releases and photos can be accessed at the BT web site: http://www.bt.com/newscentre

Mandatory Credit: Bill Robinson

Baroness Jay of Paddington PC

Baroness Jay of Paddington PC

Helena_Kennedy_210

Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, FRSA

Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, FRSA

Helen_Mirren_210

Dame Helen Mirren

Dame Helen Mirren

Alan_Parker_210

Sir Alan Parker CBE

Sir Alan Parker CBE

TESSA ROSS FILM 4 BOSS and HEAD OF DRAMA  at channel 4

©Jonathan Evans 21/04/05

Tessa Ross CBE

Tessa Ross CBE

Sydney_Samuelson_210

Sir Sydney Samuelson CBE

Sir Sydney Samuelson CBE

Stewart_Till_210

Stewart Till CBE

Stewart Till CBE

Julie_Walters_210

Dame Julie Walters

Dame Julie Walters

History

In 1989, a group of women came together for the first WFTV (UK) meeting. A mix of executives, creatives and performers, they included Lynda La Plante, Norma Heyman, Jenne Casarotto, Dawn French, Joan Collins and Janet Street-Porter. These were all women who enjoyed career success but knew that the male-dominated industry needed to fundamentally change if women were to be truly equal. They resolved to take positive action and follow in the footsteps of organisations in Los Angeles and New York City established in the ’70s to support women working in the film and TV industries. They did this by creating a network of members and organising workshops, events, and mentoring to help them progress in their careers.

In 1990, the first Women in Film awards ceremony was held to recognise the achievements of some of the most successful women the industry could boast. Twenty-five years on, the WFTV Awards is the largest annual celebration of women working in film, TV and digital media in the UK – tickets to the prestigious event sell out in minutes. Today, WFTV (UK) continues to expand and build upon the vital work of that original group of women. Over the years we have seen improvements within the industry but there’s still a long way to go. We hope that you will become a part of our organisation’s history and help us to make the creative-media industries’ future fairer for all.

Pictured, at the (UK) WIF launch party in 1990: Janet Street-Porter and Joan Collins; Mirra Bank Brockman, Janet Street-Porter, Norma Heyman, Joan Collins, Joan Plowright, Jill Bennett, (seated) Katrina Wood and Susan Lazarus; Dawn French.

Launch party montage BW

Friends

We are very grateful to our friends.

CMS
Creative England_65
Digital Orchard
Eclair_Logo_Colored
imdb
ingenious_logo_large
Kingston_Smith_Logo
Molinare_135
Sara-Putt_135
Cannes-Int-Reception-montage_550x600

International

Women in Film and Television International (WIFTI) is a global network comprised of over 10,000 members worldwide dedicated to advancing professional development and achievement for women working in all areas of film, TV, and other screen-based media.

As part of this international organisation, WFTV (UK) is able to share information with women in the film and television industries across the world, and network internationally.

Throughout the year, various chapters of WIFTI present events on behalf of the international community. WFTV (UK) hosts an annual reception at the Cannes Film Festival [pictured] for members from across the world, and produces a number of events at the London Film Festival every year. Every two years WIFTI hosts an international summit, presented by a particular chapter.