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Category: News

 
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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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Winner of The News and Factual Award, documentary producer and executive producer Elhum Shakerifar.
04 November 2018

Screen Selects Producers on the Rise for The Brit 50

Screen has profiled some of the rising producers who will be flying the flag for UK filmmaking excellence in years to come. Included amongst those selected are 2017 WFTV Award winner, Elhum Shakerifar (pictured right) who runs Hakawati, and animation specialists Camilla Deakin and Ruth Fielding who run Lupus Films. To see the full list […]

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29 October 2018

WFTV Members’ Short Films Make BIFA Longlist

Congratulations to WFTV members Fateme Ahmadi, Emma Parsons, Amelia Hashemi and Loran Dunn whose short films have made the longlist for this year’s British Independent Film Awards’ (BIFAs) Best British Short category. The longlist contains 15 short films in total, representing the cream of the crop of UK shorts from the past year. Fateme Ahmadi […]

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22 October 2018

ITV Launches Comedy 50:50 Initiative to Address Gender Imbalance

ITV’s Controller of Comedy, Saskia Schuster has launched Comedy 50:50, an initiative seeking to implement measures to address the gender imbalance in comedy, starting with writers. The initiative was launched at an event in London which brought together producers, writers and agents and was opened by Schuster, who talked about her plans to build on […]

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15 October 2018

Justice and Equality Fund Awards £1,027,699 in Grants

The Justice and Equality Fund, managed by Rosa and supported by TIME’S UP UK, has awarded £1,027,699 in grants through the Advice and Support programme to resource seven women’s organisations in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, who are working to provide advice and support to women who have experienced sexual harassment. This comes on […]

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10 October 2018

New Report Shows UK Tax Reliefs Help Fuel Boom in UK Screen Industries

Tax reliefs across film, high-end television, video games, animation programmes and children’s TV are powering unprecedented levels of production in the UK, generating an economic contribution of £7.9bn in 2016. An independent new report commissioned by the BFI demonstrates the huge value of the government tax reliefs across the UK’s screen industries, seeding unprecedented levels […]

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04 October 2018

Creative Skillset becomes ScreenSkills

From today (Thursday 4th October), Creative Skillset becomes ScreenSkills, a re-branding to more clearly reflect the work they do delivering a skilled workforce for the UK’s screen industries – film, television, animation, VFX (visual effects) and games. As part of the move, they have also merged with the Indie Training Fund, the not-for-profit membership training […]

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