Category: News

16 October 2017

Harvey Weinstein and #MeToo: Help Us To Take Meaningful Action

Our industry, and much of the world, has been convulsed by the Harvey Weinstein revelations. WFTV Chief Executive, Kate Kinninnmont, commented across a range of platforms last week, including speaking on BBC News, ITV news and Sky News, but now we are turning our attention to what action is needed to change things. WFTV will […]

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13 October 2017

‘Let’s Not Pretend That Harvey Weinstein Is One Bad Apple’ Says WFTV CEO Kate Kinninmont, MBE

As more and more women come forward to share their experiences of sexual harrassment and assault at the hands of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, our Chief Executive Kate Kinninmont, MBE blogs for Huffington Post UK about an industry-wide culture which needs to change: Marilyn Monroe called Hollywood an overcrowded brothel and tales from the casting […]

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10 October 2017

BFI Sets 50/50 Gender Balance As Part of New Diversity Targets

The BFI has revealed details of key changes to its Film Fund, which follow on from many of the suggestions outlined in BFI2022. The reforms include setting concrete diversity targets for talent development as well as its development and production funds. These will apply to writers, directors and producers and will come into effect from […]

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05 October 2017

EWA Network Launches Mentoring Programme for Emerging Women Producers

Our friends at the European Women’s Audiovisual Network have launched a new mentoring programme for emerging women producers. The programme is specifically aimed at female cinema producers who already have relevant experience at the national level and wish to evolve further to a European/international dimension. In most cases this growth also involves the strategic and […]

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05 October 2017

Tinopolis Invests in Claire Zolkwer’s Start Up, Thunderclap Media

Tinopolis has invested in WFTV member Claire Zolkwer’s start up, Thunderclap Media. Zolkwer is the Managing Director of the new venture, which will focus on a wide range of content, including scripted and non-scripted entertainment and comedy. Zolkwer was most recently a Commissioning Editor for Comedy and Entertainment at ITV, where she ordered hit shows […]

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02 October 2017

Screen Announces Stars of Tomorrow 2017 – Six WFTV Members Feature

Screen International has revealed its Stars of Tomorrow 2017, spotlighting the hottest up-and-coming actors and filmmakers in the UK and Ireland. Now in its 14th year, the annual talent showcase spotlights up-and-coming actors, writers, directors and producers from the UK and Ireland who are primed to make their mark in the industry in the years […]

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29 September 2017

Council of Europe: “Promote Practical Solutions” to Gender Bias in the Audiovisual Industry

In its first-ever pan-European recommendation, the European Union’s top human rights body – The Council of Europe – has urged governments and companies to “promote practical solutions” to gender bias in the audiovisual industries. In a report, the Council highlighted “unequal funding for audiovisual content among women and men” and “conscious and unconscious gender bias […]

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28 September 2017

Three WFTV Members selected for [email protected]

Three WFTV members are amongst the seventeen filmmakers selected to participate in the [email protected] professional development programme which will take place during the London Film Festival. WFTV members Morayo Akandé (Writer), Ruth Paxton (Writer/Director) and Prano Bailey-Bond (Writer/Director) were selected as emerging filmmakers who are ”pushing the boundaries of narrative and form”. During the programme, […]

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26 September 2017

WFTV Awards Tickets Have Sold Out

WFTV AWARDS TICKETS HAVE NOW SOLD OUT The 2017 Women in Film & Television Awards supported by Sky will take place on Friday 1 December.   If you have any queries about the Awards please call 020 7287 1400 or e-mail [email protected]

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22 September 2017

Applications Open for Raising Films’ Making it Possible Personal Development Programme 2017

Raising Films has announced that applications are now open for another 36 parents and carers from all roles across the film and TV industry to take part in their personal development programme, Making It Possible. Taking place in London and Manchester, the sessions will blend vision and objectives with practical planning specific to the individual’s […]

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