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06 April 2018

REVIEW: Meet the Commissioner with Anne Mensah (Sky)

Our monthly Meet the Commissioner events are always very popular among our members, but March’s event with Sky’s Head of Drama Anne Mensah might have been the most sought-after session we have ever had. With a waiting list of over 70 members, the lucky ones who got in the room were rewarded with a wonderfully […]

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03 April 2018

REVIEW: WFTV Legal Event with Herbert Smith Freehills – Tips for Setting Up A Business

Setting up your own business can be a daunting prospect, particularly for those working in the creative industries in the current post-Brexit climate. The task for women is tougher still, with female CEOs comprising only 7% of the business owners in the FTSE 100 list, and just 9% of funding into UK startups going to […]

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03 April 2018

REVIEW: Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist + Q&A with Director Lorna Tucker, WFTV and Kodak

Lorna Tucker’s new documentary Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist solidifies Dame Vivienne Westwood firmly as all three. From her humble beginnings as a single mother, to her revolutionary fashion of the punk movement, to receiving her OBE – Westwood’s story is a heart-warming one of upward mobility, which feels rare in today’s climate. Vivienne Westwood herself […]

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21 March 2018

REVIEW: iFeatures Flagship Film Programme Returns

  Now in its fifth iteration, iFeatures – Creative England’s flagship feature film programme – has opened for submissions once again and this year, its set to be bigger than ever before. What better way for our members to spend their Friday evening, therefore, than listening to iFeatures exec Kate O’Hara discuss the latest launch […]

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19 March 2018

Win tickets to Kathleen Turner’s Finding My Voice

Fane Productions presents a strictly limited run of Kathleen Turner’s refreshingly honest and appropriately titled one woman show, Finding My Voice at The Other Palace in London (17 April – 6 May). Lending her trademark husky alto to classic tunes from the American songbook, the audience is invited on a journey through the life of […]

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12 March 2018

REVIEW: Navigating the Film Festival Circuit

Tuesday 6 March saw an enthusiastic crowd of WFTV members flock to the Theatres Trust for our latest festival-themed event, Navigating the Film Festival Circuit. Speaking on the night was Katie McCullough, Founder & CEO of Festival Formula: a company that creates bespoke festival submission strategies for filmmakers and their projects. Katie and her team […]

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16 February 2018

Female Directors Take Centre Stage at KINOTEKA Film Festival London

KINOTEKA is helping to raise the profile of female directors in the industry, particularly in Polish cinema. At their upcoming film festival, starting on Wednesday 7 March, they will screen ten new films from Polish cinema – half of which are directed by women. Their New Polish Cinema screenings open with Satan Said Dance by […]

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24 August 2017

WFTV Founder Member Taking a Crack at Another Glass Ceiling with Diversity Prize

Katrina Wood, a founder member of Women in Film & Television and CEO of the MediaXchange is now taking a crack at another glass ceiling. Here she explains why: Diversity in the media is a hot topic at the moment – and frankly it should remain so until the industry makes a prolonged and concerted […]

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21 August 2017

‘A gently shocking period comedy/drama that lays out the obstacles women faced in the British film industry during WWII’: Karen Krizanovich takes us inside the world of Their Finest

Wartime comedy/drama Their Finest is out on digital, Blu-ray and DVD from today (Monday 21 August). Film journalist Karen Krizanovich shares her thoughts on the Lone Sherfig directed feature with us. ‘Director Scherfig, known for the Oscar nominated An Education and the cult drama Riot Club among others, makes Their Finest a rare combination of […]

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05 June 2017

Wonder Woman breaks box office record – WFTV members respond to screening

Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman has delivered a record-breaking $100m opening weekend in the US, the largest ever for a female-directed feature. Globally, the film brought in a staggering $223m, including a $38m box office-topping debut in China. WFTV was delighted to host a special screening for our members last Thursday (1 June), and some of […]

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