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Category: Mentoring Scheme

25 September 2019

Applications now open for the 2020 WFTV Mentoring Scheme in association with ScreenSkills

We are delighted to announce that applications are now open for this year’s WFTV Mentoring Scheme in association with ScreenSkills. The WFTV Mentoring Scheme is aimed at women working in creative, craft, technical or business roles who have at least seven years’ experience in the film and TV industry. The scheme will run from March […]

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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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13 May 2019

Mentoring Scheme Success Stories: Anaïs Baker

Anaïs Baker is an Executive Producer for BBC Studios Unscripted Content Partnerships and a Commissioning Editor for BBC Brit and BBC Lifestyle in South Africa. Having worked at a variety of production companies, distributors and now on the channels side, she is experienced in all stages of the IP pipeline from creation, development, production and […]

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15 April 2019

Mentoring Scheme Success Stories: Emma Bell

Emma Bell was a WFTV mentee in 2017 and currently manages the development slate at Stolen Picture, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s Sony-backed TV and film production company. Emma started out as a journalist, and after a stint as a press officer at the Edinburgh Fringe she began her TV career at Paramount Comedy. Creative […]

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01 April 2019

Mentoring Scheme Success Stories: Lizzie Wingham – Editorial Commissioner, Barcroft Studios

Lizzie Wingham has spent her career working in development and production roles. Her programme credits include George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces (Channel 4), Married At First Sight (Channel 4) and Queer Britain (BBC Three). She was Deputy Editor at BBC Three from 2017 to 2019, and is now working as Editorial Commissioner at factual content producers […]

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11 March 2019

Industry leaders back the launch of WFTV’s 2019 innovative Mentoring Scheme

Today (Monday 11 March 2019), we are delighted to announce the launch of our 2019 Mentoring Scheme, 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, […]

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11 October 2018

TV Exec Tracy Forsyth Becomes New WFTV Mentoring Scheme Producer

We are delighted to announce that former BBC Worldwide exec, Tracy Forsyth is the new Producer of the Women in Film and Television Mentoring Scheme, which offers a six month programme of support and career development for women with at least seven years’ industry experience. Forsyth, who has worked in the industry for 25 years, […]

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03 October 2018

2019 WFTV Mentoring Scheme: Time Running Out to Apply

The WFTV Mentoring Scheme is aimed at women working in creative, craft, technical or business roles who have at least seven years experience in the industry. The scheme will run from February – July 2019. Successful applicants will get six hours of mentoring from a hand-picked mentor over six months, as well as an intensive […]

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20 November 2017

2018 WFTV Mentoring Scheme Participants Announced!

Women in Film and Television is delighted to announce the 20 women who have been selected to join the WFTV Mentoring Scheme. The scheme, which aims to support mid-career level women working in TV and film, starts in February 2018 and is supported by EON Productions, Pinewood Studios, BBC, Channel 4, Avid, Lionsgate, Twickenham Studios […]

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06 July 2017

“Only thrill seekers should apply!” – Learn more about the WFTV Mentoring Scheme

Since its inception eight years ago, Nicola Lees has been producing the WFTV Mentoring Scheme. In that time, she has helped 140 women develop their careers and build a supportive peer group. Here she tells us more about how the scheme works and what those who get on it can expect, with a little help […]

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