WFTV Bristol: Networking Evening

20th February 2020 18:30

Thursday 20 February | 18:30-20:30

Cock & Tail | Commercial Road | Bristol | BS1 6TG

This event is kindly sponsored by Banijay, a global production and distribution company

Women in Film & TV would like to invite you to our inaugural networking event in Bristol, hosted by WFTV Chair Liz Tucker and members of our Bristol committee. We hope this will be an ongoing programme of events in Bristol, we look forward to meeting you and hearing your thoughts for future events.

WFTV networking events are for members and anyone considering becoming a member, so please come along and join us in a friendly and informal setting to meet inspiring people in the film and television industry. Over drinks, Liz will be sharing the support and opportunities available through WFTV and answer any questions you may have about becoming a member. Our Bristol regional committee will also be on hand to listen to your suggestions for future events and the support you would like to see in the South West for women working in the creative industries.


WFTV Bristol Committee

Keira Malik, TV Director and Producer. Her work lies in films that raise discussions and awareness of social and political issues as a call to action. Keira has produced award winning documentaries for BBC, C4 and most recently, since moving to Bristol, on the Emmy award winning Our Planet Halo series for Netflix with David Attenborough.

A short message from Keira, “I have worked in both drama and documentaries for Film and TV. Having relocated from London, where WFTV helped my peers and I hugely with our careers, I am looking forward to offering that same support to women in the industry here to Bristol.”


Jayne Chard, Producer at Hummingbird Films. Jayne has produced feature films Two Heads Creek  (2020); B&B, the winner of nine awards at international festivals and Best LGBT Film at the London Independent Film Festival (2017); Dartmoor Killing, Best Thriller at the 2016 National Film Awards. Jayne has also worked as a TV producer on the BAFTA winning series Casualty and documentaries for UK broadcasters.

A short message from Jayne, “I work on the drama side of TV and film and I’m particularly interested in helping regional women writers and producers have a voice in a London centric industry. Coming together under the banner of WFTV we will be able to achieve greater diversity and equality on the small and big screen and make our voices heard.”


Helen Sampson, Assistant Producer and Photographer. Helen began her career working in Conservation and then transitioned into wildlife documentary. Helen has worked on two feature films for Disney Nature (Bears and Dolphin Reef) and became Producer and Principal Camera for the feature length film Diving with Dolphins.

A short message from Helen, “I am keen to see more female camera talent emerging over the coming years, as well as producers and directors. Many women underplay their talents and experience, which can hinder recognition and promotion. I hope, through the WFTV platform, we can provide a network in Bristol that will help build confidence, offer support and encouragement, and be an open forum to share knowledge and experiences with each other.”


Hannah Cartwright, Freelance Composer and Music Supervisor. Hannah has worked in composition, sync and music supervision for the TV and film industries for the past 13 years. Her music has been used in trailers for X-Men: Apocalypse and BEAST, and in programmes including as How to Get Away with MurderThe Grand Tour and Our Girl.

A short message from Hannah, “I spent 10 years in London working in composition, sync and music supervision but have always worked closely with Bristol and moved here in 2017. With Bleeding Fingers Music, I had the pleasure of working on Planet Earth 2, Blue Planet 2 and Frozen Planet, which certainly influenced my desire to move to this wonderfully creative hub. I am passionate about supporting women in both the TV and music industries.


Fern Scott, Freelance Self-Shooting Director and Documentary Maker. Fern works in digital media and is interested in exploring the potential of short form content.

A short message from Fern, “I recently moved back to Bristol and realised how much I had benefited from the community of filmmakers who attend the WFTV events in London. I’m looking forward to helping to bring events that support women in the industry to Bristol and to be a voice in helping to achieve equality.”



Event Schedule

18:30-19:00: Arrivals and Welcome Drink

19:00-19:05: Welcome from Liz Tucker, WFTV Chair

19:10-19:15: Introduction from WFTV Bristol Regional Committee

19:15-20:30: General Networking

20:30: Finish


This event is for existing WFTV members and those considering joining us.

Members please log-in to your account and sign up via the Eventbrite link below this listing

Non-Members please click here.

If you are not a member and would like to join, membership costs just £100 + VAT/yr for those living within the M25, and £50+ VAT/yr for those living outside of this area, please click here or email