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07 December 2018

WFTV Awards 2018: And The Winners Are…

Actress Juliet Stevenson was today awarded The EON Productions Lifetime Achievement Award at the 28th annual Women in Film & Television (UK) Awards. Hosted by Sandi Toksvig and supported by headline sponsor Sky, the prestigious event saw film and television’s finest come together at London’s Park Lane Hilton Hotel to celebrate the year’s most inspiring […]

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30 November 2018

2018 Women in Film and Television Awards

The 2018 Women in Film and Television Awards, supported by Sky, take place in London on the afternoon of Friday 7 December. The ceremony will be hosted by presenter Sandi Toksvig. To find out more about the Awards, click here. To follow all the action, follow #WFTVAwards on Twitter.

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29 November 2018

42% of Sundance competition films directed by women

The official selection for this year’s Sundance Film Festival, which takes place in Park City (Utah) from 24 January to 3 February 2019 has been announced. Of the 61 directors in all four competition categories, comprising 56 films, 42% are women, 39% are people of color, and 23% identify as LGBTQIA. The festival received a […]

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26 November 2018

Principal Photography Begins on Philippa Lowthorpe’s Misbehaviour

Principal photography has today (26 November) begun on Misbehaviour, a dramedy based on the true story of the 1970 Miss World contest and its disruption by the newly founded Women’s Liberation Movement. The film will shoot in and around London over the next nine weeks, and is directed by 2017 WFTV Award winner Philippa Lowthorpe […]

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22 November 2018

Rungano Nyoni Awarded 2018 Wellcome Screenwriting Fellowship

BAFTA award-winning writer and director of I Am Not a Witch, Rungano Nyoni has been awarded the 2018 Wellcome Screenwriting Fellowship, which is presented in partnership with BFI and Film4. Nyoni was selected from over 100 names nominated by the film and television industries and receives a £30,000 award and a year-long, tailored experience that […]

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21 November 2018

Barclays Doubles SVOD TV Fund to £200m

Barclays Corporate Banking has announced a doubling of its SVOD fund to support UK TV producers. The £100m fund was launched in March 2017 in response to the rapidly evolving TV production landscape, with the rise of subscription services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video changing the way that original programming is financed. Conventional […]

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15 November 2018

Entries Now Open for New Voice Awards

From the Edinburgh TV Festival Talent Schemes, an awards night that celebrates the best of new and emerging talent. Have you got a great TV script or self-made pilot, but no agent? Did you receive your first broadcast credit in 2018? Are you a stage performer ready to take your show to TV? These awards […]

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14 November 2018

Anne Mensah to Join Netflix as VP of Content

Sky’s Head of Drama, Anne Mensah is leaving to join Netflix as their new Vice President of Content, to lead the SVOD platform’s work on UK productions. Before joining Sky, Mensah held roles at ITV, the BBC and a number of independent production companies. Whilst at Sky, she has been responsible for successful dramas including […]

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12 November 2018

Carrie Gracie Kickstarts Fundraising for New Service to Combat Pay Discrimination

The Fawcett Society and YESS Law have launched a Go Fund Me page to raise money towards a new Equal Pay Advice Service. The campaign, which is seeking to raise £20,000 has been kickstarted by a donation from Carrie Gracie’s backdated pay from the BBC. Writing directly on the Go Fund Me page, Gracie commented: […]

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08 November 2018

WFTV joins with industry groups and individuals calling for tax breaks for more diverse productions

WFTV has signed an Open Letter calling for the introduction of a Representation Tax Relief to increase the employment of women, disabled people and people from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds behind the camera in the British film and television industries. The initiative aims to address the on-going imbalance in employment behind the […]

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