Category: Interview

24 July 2017

“Bryan Cranston gave me what was needed plus more”: In The Spotlight… Robin Swicord

Robin Swicord is an award-winning writer, director and producer. Primarily known for her work as a screenwriter, her credits include Memoirs Of A Geisha (Satellite Award for best screenplay); Little Women, (co-producer, Writers Guild award nomination); Matilda (co-written and co-produced with Nicholas Kazan); the cult comedy Shag; The Perez Family; and Practical Magic. Swicord also […]

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19 June 2017

Online Premiere of Daisy Dickinson’s With Teeth surrealist short, Blue But Pale Blue

WFTV is delighted to be hosting the online premiere of Blue But Pale Blue, a surrealist short film directed by Daisy Dickinson (pictured right) for With Teeth. The film uses microscope footage and dreamlike imagery to take the audience on a journey through the deepest recesses of one man’s mind. Falling into a coma after […]

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26 May 2017

“I was told repeatedly not to make this film”: In The Spotlight… Debbie Howard

We all know that getting a film made is not easy. But once you’ve achieved that part, what about the Herculean effort needed to get it out into the world? Over the last few years WFTV has been keeping a keen eye on the progress of Still Loved, the debut feature-length documentary from former WFTV […]

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18 May 2017

Q&A: NFTS Cinematography MA student Angela Neil

BAFTA’s UK Scholarship Programme is part of their charitable activity to support talented people at all stages of their career in film, television and games. The programme is currently open to applications from British Citizens in need of financial assistance to take a post-graduate course in the UK. Each BAFTA Scholar receives up to £12,000 […]

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17 May 2017

The Woman in the Story: Helen Jacey on developing better female characters

WFTV was delighted to hear the news that the second edition of Helen Jacey’s creative guide The Woman in the Story: Writing Female Characters in Trouble, in Love and In Power is to be published in 2017. We helped to launch the first edition six years ago, and it went on to become an industry […]

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05 May 2017

WFTV In The Spotlight with… Naomi Climer, engineer and diversity champion

Naomi Climer is an award-winning engineer who has spent her career in broadcasting and communications, working her way up into leadership roles for companies including the BBC, ITV and Sony. Naomi has a strong interest in diversity issues and has been an active campaigner for gender diversity within engineering in the UK. In 2014, she […]

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07 March 2017

Conversations With Women in Film… Gurinder Chadha

On Wednesday 1st March we teamed up with the Barbican and London Film School for the latest event in our Conversations With Women in Film series. This was a particularly special one for WFTV as we had the opportunity to screen the latest film by our patron, Gurinder Chadha – Viceroy’s House. Afterwards, WFTV CEO […]

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02 March 2017

In the Spotlight… Angeli Macfarlane, Development Producer

WFTV member Angeli Macfarlane is an experienced Development Producer. Through her company Script Cube she has worked with a range of leading industry organisations including BBC, Film4, the BFI, Pathé, National Geographic Films, Creative England and many independent production companies. She has made four feature films in recent years with Altered Image, including the Emmy […]

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13 February 2017

In the Spotlight: Alma Har’el, Director and Cinematographer of LoveTrue

After stunning the documentary world with her debut feature, Bombay Beach in 2011 Alma Har’el returns to cinema screens with her highly-anticipated second feature, LoveTrue. The film premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival and went on to screen at top festivals across the globe including Hot Docs, the London Film Festival and IDFA. LoveTrue […]

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08 January 2017

In the Spotlight… Heather Jones, A+E Networks

Last year WFTV partnered with A+E Networks for the inaugural Lifetime Shorts Competition, part of the network’s Broad Focus initiative which aims to find, develop and mentor female talent in the entertainment industry. The competition was the brainchild of Heather Jones, A+E Networks UK’s General Manager and Senior Vice President of Content and Creative. WFTV […]

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