WFTV Speed Networking – Craft Skills Meet Directors/Producers

17th September 2019 18:30

Tuesday 17 September | 18:30 – 21:00 

The Farm | 58-62 | Newman Street | London | W1T 3EE

Speed-Networking Event – Meet more Women in Craft Skills

This event will be a structured networking event to give Directors and Producers a chance to meet (and hire) more women working in Craft Skills – e.g. Camera, sound, composers, lighting, grips, stunt work, set design, production designers, costume designers, hair & makeup artists etc. Let’s get more women on set!

Upon arrival, participants will be given a name badge with their name, occupation and company. The structure of this event simulates speed dating where you will have 5 minutes to network, then a bell will ring and we will ask the Director/Producers to rotate to the next table to speak with the next Craft Skills person. Therefore, everyone will have chance to meet. The purpose of this is to give people a chance to make initial contact with fresh faces in the industry, collect business cards and go on to have more relaxed and in-depth conversations outside of the speed networking event.

After the session has finished, you can continue your conversations at the The Duke of York pub, Fitzrovia, 47 Rathbone Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T 1NW.

Sienna Beckman will be hosting our WFTV speed networking event again. She is a Co-Founder and Producer at Emergence Films, specializing in creative development and production management. Sienna has produced for Esquire TV (NBCUniversal), Scott Free Productions (Ridley Scott), Prettybird Entertainment, Maker Studios (Disney), New Form Digital, Verizon Go90, Fullscreen, and along side Jean-Marc Vallee (director of Dallas Buyers Club and Wild). Link to her website here.



Event Schedule:-

18:30 – Arrive (Please be prompt)

18:45 – Welcome Introduction and Brief from host Sienna Beckman

18:55 – Everyone seated

19:00 – 20:20 – Speed Networking

20:30 – 21:00 – Drinks and Nibbles – Relaxed Networking

N.B – Timings may change slightly, we will confirm arrival time nearer the event via email.

There are:-

12 x slots for Crafts Skills

12 x slots for Directors/Producers

Once you have secured your slot on Eventbrite, all candidates must email the below information to:- (email format is preferred)

  1. Full Name
  2. Job Title
  3. Company
  4. Short Bio (few sentences is fine)
  5. Links to your Website/Portfolio

Send this over ASAP – Deadline Friday 6th September

Getting this information circulated ahead of the event allows for conversations to be more specific and in-depth, given the tight time frame of the slots on the night. Please state if you do NOT want your above details to be circulated with the candidates ahead of the speed networking event.

Make sure you can definitely attend the event before signing up. We expect this to be a very popular session and for the event to work we need to ensure a full house!

This event is exclusively open to members of WFTV.  If you are not already a member and would like to join, please click here or email