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Category: News

 
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24 September 2018

France Introduces Incentives For Film Industry to Hire More Women

Françoise Nyssen, the French Culture Minister, announced on Thursday (20 September) that financial incentives to persuade film productions to hire more women are to be introduced. This announcement follows on from the pledge Nyssen made at the Cannes Film Festival, and is part of a package of gender-related measures. “I believe in financial incentives” she […]

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20 September 2018

Under-Representation of BAME Directors in UK TV Highlighted in New Directors UK Report

Directors UK has today (Thursday 20th September) launched its new report on black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) directorial representation in UK television. In Adjusting the Colour Balance, they reveal that despite some negligible improvement over the last few years, BAME directors still face chronic levels of under-representation and under-employment. Key findings include: – Between […]

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19 September 2018

BFI and BBC Launch Born Digital New Talent Opportunity

Born Digital is an exciting opportunity for new and emerging filmmakers to realise their first broadcast project, with grants to be awarded to fund, or partly fund, up to 12 short films. In 2019, BBC Arts, BBC Four and the BFI will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of the World Wide Web. Inspired by this […]

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17 September 2018

Apply for Creative England’s Market Trader

Learn how to succeed at international markets with Market Trader, an intensive development programme for talented professionals from different parts of the film value chain looking to progress their career. Market Trader will take place between November 2018 and April 2019, and activities include: Three day pre-market workshop with leading industry figures from the worlds […]

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13 September 2018

New Women Returners Schemes from BBC and Sky

The BBC and Sky have become the first UK broadcasters to partner with Women Returners, an organisation that helps people who have had a career break of two or more years return to work. The schemes offer six-month paid placements, with returners encouraged to apply for permanent roles after their placement is over. The BBC […]

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12 September 2018

Only 10% of U.S. TV Programmes Directed by Women

Now in its 21st year, the Boxed In study from the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film provides the most comprehensive historical record of women’s representation and employment in U.S. television available. Overall, the numbers are down this year. Behind the scenes, women accounted for 27% of all creators, directors, writers, […]

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07 September 2018

Latest Report On Gender Gap Amongst Critics Published

A new report from Dr. Stacy L. Smith and the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, conducted in partnership with TIME’S UP Entertainment – an affiliate within TIME’S UP’s expanding coalition of women across industries working toward safe, fair and dignified workplaces – critiques inclusion in the ranks of film critics. The report, titled Critic’s Choice 2 […]

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07 September 2018

Applications Open for Athena Film Festival Lab

The Lab, from the Athena Film Festival and IRIS, consists of two days of intensive script development with seasoned mentors. It is designed for female writers who have not yet had a feature-length fictional script produced. Screenplays must include one or more strong female characters in leadership roles at the center of the story and […]

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06 September 2018

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to Receive Inaugural WIFT India Meryl Streep Award

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is set to receive the inaugural Meryl Streep Award for Excellence at the first Women in Film and Television (WIFT) India Awards, which has been established to honour the best female talent in Bollywood and Hollywood. The Meryl Streep Award for Excellence will be exclusive to the annual WIFT India Awards. Back […]

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06 September 2018

Directors UK launches new Bullying and Harassment Handbook

Directors UK has today (Thursday 6 September 2018) launched a new bullying and harassment handbook for screen directors working in the film and television industry. Following recent industry revelations about sexual harassment and bullying, Directors UK has prepared this new handbook to help directors deal with scenarios of workplace misconduct, bullying and harassment – whether […]

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