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Copy of These are Women in Film and TV’s recommendations for changes to the SEISS and CJRS to create a fairer system_
06 July 2020

WFTV’s recommendations for the changes needed to the SEISS and CJRS

With thousands of taxpayers being left with no income during in Covid-19, and no access to Government support, last week Jamie North set up the new APPG on ExcludedUK. Jamie North wrote for the House magazine asking MPs to join this group to discuss potential solutions and challenges for helping those who have been excluded […]

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19 June 2020

WFTV launches new Social Media Campaign on National Freelancers Day

Women in Film and TV (UK) launches a new campaign on National Freelancers Day to highlight the huge number of freelancers and self-employed workers who have been left unable to claim for either of the government financial schemes (SEISS and CJRS), leaving them in real financial hardship. Each day the organisation will post across Twitter, […]

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19 May 2020

WFTV Freelancer Survey Results

  Today, we announced the shocking results of our survey, that was open to both men and women in the UK Film and TV industry. The survey reveals many freelancers are now facing acute financial hardship, because they are unable to claim under either the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) or the Coronavirus Job Retention […]

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21 November 2018

WFTV NI Screen Queens Take Centre Stage at Belfast Media Festival

The WFTV committee team in NI hosted a special panel discussion entitled Screen Queens at last week’s Belfast Media Festival with some of the leading ladies of the creative industries in Northern Ireland. Actress Bronagh Waugh, Casting Director Carla Stronge, WFTV Board Member Anne Morrison, Independent Producer Kelda Crawford McCann and Carson McDowell Partner Olivia O’Kane […]

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18 June 2018

Win Tickets to LIFF Screenings

Our friends at the London Indian Film Festival are offering WFTV members the chance to win complimentary tickets to screenings of some of the brilliant films directed by women at this year’s event, which starts on Thursday 21 June. We have a pair of tickets to the following screenings to give away: Teen Aur Aadha […]

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31 May 2018

Have You Donated to the Justice and Equality Fund?

The figures are staggering. Half of all women have experienced sexual harassment at work. Nearly one in five women have suffered sexual assault. We are not talking about a few bad apples. We are waking up to the full scale of systemic abuse based on gender and power – abuse that hurts us all. Like […]

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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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