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22 June 2017

Sargent Disc wins World class information security recognition

WFTV’s friends at Sargent Disc, the leading UK provider of payroll, production accounting and production management software to the entertainment industries, has been awarded ISO 27001 certification, the internationally recognised information security management standard. Laurence Sargent said “Our certification against this exacting standard reflects the excellent systems and processes we have in place, the quality […]

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15 June 2017

Women in Film LA launches Flip The Script

Our sister chapter across the pond, Women in Film LA has launched Flip The Script, a comedy series that does just that to the issue of gender parity. The comedic, short-form series – which premiered at WIF LA’s Crystal + Lucy Awards in Beverly Hills before launching online – takes a humorous and irreverent look […]

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15 June 2017

Project produced by Former WFTV mentee wins two Awards at Doc/Fest

Unrest, a project produced by former WFTV mentee Lindsey Dryden (above left) has picked up two awards at Sheffield Doc/Fest. The film won the Illuminate Award, which is supported by the Wellcome Trust and celebrates vibrant and innovative filmmaking inspired by scientific understanding. And the accompanying VR project for the film has won the Alternate […]

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15 June 2017

WFTV members shortlisted for Scottish Shorts 2017

Three WFTV members are amongst those who have been shortlisted for this year’s Scottish Shorts programme, run by the Scottish Film Talent Network. Laura McBride, Siobhan Fahey and Jennifer Corcoran are all producers and are attached to different projects. In total, 20 projects were shortlisted. The selected teams will participate in a series of development […]

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08 June 2017

Open letter sent by agnès films to Cannes organisers over concerns about the way parents treated

Rallied by agnès films, a group of filmmakers, actors, film critics, film festival organisers, distributors, scholars, audience members, and activists have written an open letter to the Cannes Film Festival organisers to show their concern over the way in which parents, in particular mothers, were treated at the 70th Cannes Film Festival. Read the letter […]

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06 June 2017

Alex Mahon to become first female boss at Channel 4

Alex Mahon has been named as the successor to David Abraham in Channel 4’s top job, making her the first woman ever to hold the Chief Executive role with the broadcaster. Mahon has been Chief Executive of SFX firm The Foundry since 2015, and prior to that was Chief Executive of Shine Group. She will […]

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02 June 2017

Bliss! Screening at Regent Street Cinema on 18 June

Kate Kinninmont, CEO of WFTV (UK) will lead a short Q&A with Producer/Director Rita Osei, composer Hélène Muddiman and actresses Montserrat Lombard & Freya Parks at the end of the screening. Find out more and book here. Bliss! review “As a debut feature film from director Rita Osei, Bliss! has ambition and courage. So much […]

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01 June 2017

WFTV members selected for Continuing Drama Directors Scheme

Three WFTV members have been selected for the second edition of the Continuing Drama Directors Scheme. They are amongst 9 directors in total (8 of whom are women) that will be placed on some of BBC Studios’ key dramas. Current WFTV mentee Jennie Padden (above left) will be placed on Doctors, former WFTV mentee Christiana […]

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01 June 2017

Campaign for Parental Pay Equality submits report to Taylor Review

You may remember that a few weeks ago we encouraged all WFTV members to complete a survey to assist the Campaign for Parental Pay Equality in putting together a report on parental pay benefits for the self-employed. We felt it was an important issue for WFTV members – many of whom work freelance – and […]

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01 June 2017

Short films wanted for Women Calling the Shots

The Women Calling the Shots showcase of short films made by women filmmakers will take place at the 2017 Hamptons International Film Festival (5 – 9 October 2017). A partnership between the Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) and New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT), Women Calling the Shots is in its 15th year. The […]

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