Category: News

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15 August 2017

USC Research Shows Continued Stereotypes of Women, Race and Age in Films

The University of Southern California’s Viterbi School of Engineering’s SAIL (Signal Analysis and Interpretation Lab) has created a tool that analyses and assesses linguistics, uncovering how the media communicates age, gender and race. The Study reviewed over 1,000 scripts and found that women in film had approximately 15,000 dialogues compared to the 37,000 of their male […]

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26 July 2017

Emmy Nomination for project produced and co-directed by former WFTV mentee Sophie Robinson

My Beautiful Broken Brain has received an Emmy nomination under the category of Outstanding Science and Technology Documentary. The documentary was produced and co-directed (with Lotje Sodderland) by Sophie Robinson, who participated in WFTV’s Mentoring Scheme in 2012. Nominations for the 38th Annual News and Documentary Emmy® Awards were announced by The National Academy of […]

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25 July 2017

Animated Women UK announce Disney’s Beth Parker as Animation Chair

AWUK has announced Beth Parker, who manages the production of current series and development across Disney’s EMEA channels, as their new Animation Chair. Beth takes over from Founder and current Animation Chair Lindsay Watson, who remains on the AWUK Board, but who is taking a step back to pursue other projects after nearly five intense […]

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24 July 2017

WFTV’s CEO responds to BBC Gender Pay Gap

        Bashing the  BBC over its absurd pay gap is rapidly becoming a blood sport but, of course,  the problem is industry-wide. Let’s build on this exposure by pushing for ITV, Channel 4 and the media generally to publish their salary details too. Working in the media has become increasingly freelance, and […]

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24 July 2017

Show Us Your Shorts: Call for Submissions

  Calling all WFTV members – we want to see your shorts! This autumn we are excited to be re-launching WFTV’s very own shorts showcase. Its been a while ladies, and we have missed seeing your films! So, if you are a WFTV member with a recently completed short film in any genre, follow the […]

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10 July 2017

Nominations now open for the 2017 WFTV Awards supported by Sky

Nominations have opened for the 2017 Women in Film and Television Awards supported by Sky. If you want to see outstanding achievement recognised onstage at the 2017 WFTV Awards, this is your chance to nominate. Nominations are accepted in 13 different categories, including writing, directing, producing, presenting, performance, project management, craft and business. Absolutely anyone […]

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06 July 2017

WFTV members selected for Guiding Lights 9

Congratulations to director Sarah McCarthy and Producer Loran Dunn (pictured right) – both WFTV members – who have been selected as mentees for the ninth edition of the highly respected Guiding Lights Mentoring Scheme run by Lighthouse and Creative Skillset. The Guiding Lights 9 cohort includes five directors, three writers and five producers (including a […]

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03 July 2017

Two former Mentees elected to the WFTV Board

We are delighted to announce that Mary Aldridge and Zeb Achonu – both former WFTV Mentees –  have been elected to the WFTV Board of Directors. Mary (above left) is an award-winning producer with over 25 years’ experience in the industry and is currently Managing Director of Storm Pictures. Zeb (above right) is a freelance […]

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03 July 2017

Apply now for the 2018 WFTV Mentoring Scheme

We are now accepting applications for the 2018 WFTV Mentoring Scheme. 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 2018. Successful applicants will get six hours of mentoring from […]

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30 June 2017

TriStar President Hannah Minghella says it is a ‘prime focus’ to bring in more women

President of Sony Pictures-owned TriStar Pictures, Hannah Minghella says it is a ‘prime focus’ of hers to bring more women into the studio. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, the daughter of the Oscar-winning director Anthony Minghella said: “We still have a long way to go, but I do for the first time see actual change. […]

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