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Category: Interview

19 August 2019

Interview with WFTV Pat Llewellyn Bursary Winner Victoria Mapplebeck

“For me, the power of smartphone filmmaking is its intimacy and ubiquity.” In 2018, Victoria Mapplebeck was one of the inaugural recipients of an award from the WFTV Pat Llewellyn Bursary Fund. In this interview she reveals how the bursary has helped her develop her feature documentary. The bursary fund was set up to support […]

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12 August 2019

Mentoring Scheme Success Stories: Vivien Muller-Rommel

“I gained a lot of confidence from being on the scheme” Vivien is the Managing Director of Studio Hamburg UK and responsible for implementing and executing the company’s strategy for the UK and international markets. She is leading a team that develops and produces quality English language content for international audiences. Vivien has worked in […]

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Anne Nikitin
03 June 2019

WFTV Members Taking Part in Concert to Make Noise For Female Composers

The stats about female composers in film and TV speak for themselves: between 2007 and 2017, women comprised just 1% of composers hired on the top 100 fiction films at the US box office. And here in the UK, women account for just 4.43% of all music composer credits on British films produced between 1911 […]

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11 March 2019

Mentoring Scheme Success Stories: Hannah Demidowicz – Commissioning Editor, TCB Media Rights

Hannah Demidowicz was a WFTV Mentee in 2011 and is currently working as Commissioning Editor at TCB Media Rights. She took up the role in April 2018 in what was seen to be ‘a first for a factual distribution business’, having previously held commissioning roles with BBC Worldwide and National Geographic. Why did you apply […]

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25 February 2019

In The Spotlight: Director Christiana Ebohon-Green

Christiana Ebohon-Green is an award-winning drama director, and 2015 WFTV Mentee. She graduated from the National Film and Television School’s Directing Fiction MA and found early success making shorts. In 1998 she directed In Your Eye, which won her the Kodak Award USA that same year, and was screened at the Kodak Emerging Filmmaker’s Showcase […]

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10 February 2019

In The Spotlight: The Funny Disruptors

Double Yay Productions is a scripted comedy outfit founded and run by Natalie Bray (Producer and Creative Director), Caroline Amer (Producer and Business Director) and Rebecca Tanwen Morgan (Producer and Operations Director). The trio began working together after Bray took the decision to develop her comedy project Nutritiously Nicola!, originally a stage show which she […]

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24 January 2019

In The Spotlight: Jemma Riley-Tolch & Lilly Blazewicz from the Pinewood Creative Audio Team

Sometimes it’s hard not to get disheartened by the constant reminders of how far we still have to go to reach gender parity in the film and TV industries. Whether it’s stats from the latest academic study or the absence of women in recent awards nomination lists; despite a shift in the way we talk […]

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12 November 2018

In The Spotlight… Sally Pacy and Cara Kotschy from Fifty Fifty

This October, post and production house Fifty Fifty celebrated its fifteenth birthday. The independent company was co-founded by Sally Pacy (above right), who remains the owner, and is run by Managing Director Cara Kotschy (above left). Between them, the pair have over 40 years’ industry experience and their impressive list of clients includes ITV, BBC, […]

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30 July 2018

Top Tips for Making Your Factual Idea Stand Out

The WFTV Pat Llewellyn Bursary Fund was launched earlier this year with the aim of finding, and funding, women with the best, boldest and most creative factual entertainment or factual TV projects. The Fund is open both to experienced film makers as well as women who have never made a TV programme. What matters is […]

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18 May 2018

In The Spotlight… Kathleen Gray, Guarantee Broadcast Engineer for NEP UK

Kathleen graduated from Southampton Solent University with a BSc in Live and Studio Sound in 2013 before joining NEP UK Broadcast Services. Since then she has progressed from Junior Vision Engineer to Guarantee Broadcast Engineer and has been Engineer in Charge on some of NEP UK’s largest and most prestigious projects, including ITV’s Love Island […]

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