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Category: Mentees

WFTV NI Mentoring Scheme
12 March 2020

WFTV inaugural mentoring scheme for Northern Irish women sponsored by Netflix

The seven Northern Ireland women who have been selected for the Women in Film and TV (WFTV) pioneering new mentoring scheme for Northern Ireland, sponsored by Netflix, were announced yesterday (Wednesday 11 March) at The Mac, Belfast. The chosen mentees in this year’s scheme are: Niamh Minihan, producer, Alleycats; Karen Donnelly, freelance producer; Milène Fegan, […]

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06 March 2020

Industry Leaders back the launch of WFTV’s 2020 Innovative Mentoring Scheme in Association with ScreenSkills

Today, Women in Film and TV (UK) launched its 2020 mentoring scheme in association with ScreenSkills, which has set new industry standards for its uniquely effective approach to training. This year, the scheme has attracted many of the country’s leading TV & film experts to mentor the candidates, including  Jay Hunt, Creative Director, Europe, Worldwide […]

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29 April 2019

Mentoring Scheme Success Stories: Allison Brownmoore

Allison Brownmoore is co-founder and design director for Blue Spill, a boutique design and vfx company based in Soho. She took part in the WFTV Mentoring Scheme in 2014 to try to bring some direction to her career. Her mentor was Sara Putt, Deputy Chair of WFTV and founder and MD of the agency for […]

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10 September 2018

Producers: Share Your Views About Representation

Producer and 2016 WFTV mentee Loran Dunn has teamed up with fellow-producers Helen Simmons and Sophie Reynolds to run a series of round-table events with other UK producers, as a place to share experiences and ideas. They are currently running a survey for producers to try to gather information about representation and what issues might […]

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18 April 2018

Former Mentee Selected for Prestigious BBC TV Drama Writers’ Programme

Former WFTV Mentee Rebecca Manley has been selected for the fourth edition of the BBC TV Drama Writers’ Programme, a unique initiative that this year gives ten promising screenwriters the opportunity to write the first episode of an original series or serial for the BBC. Throughout 2018 their scripts will be developed with independent production […]

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22 January 2018

First Year WFTV Mentees Collaborate on Feature Film, Kat and the Band

“WFTV’s Mentoring Scheme officially lasts for six months, but in reality impacts the rest of your career” – E.E. Hegarty, Director Women in Film and Television is delighted by the news that first year mentees E.E. Hegarty and Rebecca Long have teamed up on feature film, Kat and the Band. The film was shot in […]

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26 October 2017

Former WFTV Mentees Involved in Broadcast Investigation into Diversity in TV

Three former WFTV Mentees were involved in a new Broadcast investigation into diversity in TV which has revealed discrimination and a need for change at commissioner level. Editor Zeb Achonu (also a WFTV Board member), journalist and documentary filmmaker Cathy Heffernan, and presenter Ria Hebden (pictured above) were amongst 25 professionals from various areas of […]

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21 September 2017

2017 WFTV Mentee Nicole Volavka Selected for High-End TV Drama Programme

Directors UK and Creative Skillset’s High-End TV Council have announced a further four directors who have been selected to take part in the 2017 High-End TV Drama Directors Career Development Programme. Launched earlier this year, the Programme aims to give directors a broader understanding and experience of working in High-End drama, and how they differ […]

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02 February 2017

Former WFTV Mentee wins Inaugural Canon Innovation Award

Former WFTV mentee Victoria Thomas (above, second from left) was part of the winning team who received the first ever Canon Innovation Award presented at CineMart in Rotterdam. The Award was part of the Propellor Film Tech Hub, an initiative by International Film Festival Rotterdam, EFM, CPH:DOX and Cinemathon, to develop new business models for […]

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12 January 2017

Former WFTV Mentee secures investment for indie

Former WFTV Mentee Gillane Seaborne has secured an investment deal for her London- and Cardiff-based production company Midnight Oil Pictures. The deal has been made with investor and entrepreneur Richard Green and promises to help fuel the company’s growth and fortify its development team. The investment comes on the back of Midnight Oil’s participation in […]

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