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Category: Blog

17 November 2017

Going It Alone: Documentary Director Jane Williams Shares the Story of Making Her Indie Documentary, Pilgrim Home

In this guest blog post, Birmingham-based director and WFTV member, Jane Williams describes her journey from BBC secretary to making her first independent documentary, Pilgrim Home – the untold story of an English Manor house where events over 400 years ago would come to define the spirit and ideals of the United States of America. […]

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26 October 2017

The Art of Illusion (or the Magic of Film Production) – A guest blog by Wendy Laybourn

“Sadly, too many students come out of education thinking that production is all about the headliners – performers, producers, directors and cinematographers – and are totally unaware of the number of people (and range of skills) it takes to produce what we see at the cinema or on television.” Film production, as anyone who has […]

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07 October 2016

Matt Gallagher: “Inspirational women at the helm will shape the future of our industry”

When I started writing Breaking into UK Film & TV Drama, I knew it needed lots of voices, not just my own, to make it truly invaluable for the readers: new entrants to the industry. So I turned to the most influential industry bodies and most talented freelancers in the business to ask them to […]

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27 October 2014

iFeatures and Beyond: Introducing The Levelling

This week, we welcome the creative team behind The Levelling – one of eight projects through to the final round of development on iFeatures. Back in May we introduced you to Team Ugly List, a talented group of women (Alex Kalymnios, Abby Ajayi and Jessica Levick) who had come together to make their supernatural genre […]

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08 September 2014

Team Ugly List: Final Blog

This is the Final blog entry from the Team Ugly List, Abby, Alex, & Jess fill us in on the experience so far… Just over eight weeks ago returning from the iFeatures residential in Sheffield we had only a small inkling of the work that lay ahead of us to revise and put together a package for […]

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27 August 2014

The Writer’s Perspective: GOOD MEDICINE

  One of the most rewarding aspects of the iFeatures experience, so far, has been the chance to be liberated from my writing cave to go on story and location recces with my director and producer. For The Ugly List, our single location story, finding the right school is going to be absolutely crucial. We […]

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12 August 2014

Team Ugly List: The Producer’s View, The Countdown

This week, Team Ugly List have been out and about checking locations and racing the clock… Producer, Jessica Levick, fills us in. We’ve now got under a fortnight until all our deliverables for iFeatures are due to be submitted – so the countdown to the 22 August delivery deadline is well and truly under way. […]

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04 August 2014

Team Ugly List: The Director’s View

Screenwriter Abby Ajayi, Director Alex Kalymnios and Producer Jessica Levick are still hard at work developing their iFeatures project The Ugly List and finding time to send WFTV a weekly blog on their experiences too. This week, we hear from Alex with ‘The Director’s View: Sizzling in the Heat’. First and foremost, my passion is making […]

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28 July 2014

Team Ugly List: The Writer’s View

This week Team Ugly List are back with the third installment of their blog charting the iFeatures development journey and its time to hear from Abby Ajayi in ‘The Writer’s View: Mother or Midwife’. Today, I’m mainly thinking about my secondary school days, running shoes and also motherhood and midwifery. Strangely enough, all of this […]

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21 July 2014

Team Ugly List: The Producer’s View

In the second of our blogs charting the journey of a director, writer and producer team developing their project through the iFeatures scheme, Jessica Levick gives us ‘The Producer’s View’. It’s now two weeks since we got back from Sheffield, and the hard graft is beginning in earnest on our iFeatures project, The Ugly List. We’ve got 5 […]

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