Category: News

Actor and co-writer of This Country Daisy May Cooper, winner of The FremantleMedia UK New Talent Award at the WFTV Awards in December 2017.
23 March 2018

RTS Success for Daisy May Cooper and the Three Girls Team

Huge congratulations to 2017 WFTV Award winners Daisy May Cooper and the creative team behind Three Girls who continued their successful run, winning a number of Awards at the Royal Television Society Programme Awards last week. Daisy May Cooper, co-writer and co-star (alongside her brother Charlie Cooper) of BBC Three comedy This Country won awards […]

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19 March 2018

Add your name to the Time’s Up movement in the UK

In February 2018, an Open Letter (below) signed by over 190 women was published in the Observer, marking the official launch of a UK-based movement catalysed by women in the entertainment industry to challenge the sexual harassment, assault and discrimination that persists across all industries and sections of society – from media and politics to […]

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Mary Magdalene
09 March 2018

REVIEWS: Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story and Mary Magdalene

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story + Q&A with director Alexandra Dean Wednesday 7 March 2018 Last week, we were lucky enough to host a preview screening of Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story for our members plus a post film Q&A with director Alexandra Dean hosted by journalist Emma Jones (Electra Media).  Narrated by tapes from […]

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08 March 2018

Three’s the Magic Number for RTS Programme Awards Nominations

Three former WFTV Award winners have scooped three nominations each for the 2018 Royal Television Society Programme Awards. BBC One drama Three Girls received nominations in the Breakthrough (for actor Molly Windsor), Mini-Series and Writer (for Nicole Taylor) categories. The Three Girls creative team, including Nicole, made WFTV Awards history in December 2017, picking up four […]

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07 March 2018

International Women’s Day – Celebrate with events and screenings across the UK

If you aren’t already aware (though we’re sure you are), let us be the first to tell you that tomorrow, Thursday 8th March is International Women’s Day! There’s so much going on around the UK to celebrate but if you are stuck for ideas, we’ve compiled a comprehensive lists of some the best screenings, events and […]

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05 March 2018

WFTV Member Rachel Shenton Wins Oscar

WFTV member Rachel Shenton has picked up the Best Live Action Short Film Award at the Oscars for The Silent Child. Rachel wrote and co-stars in the the film, which centres around a profoundly deaf four year old girl named Libby who is born into a middle class family and lives in a world of […]

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02 March 2018

Equity Warns Perpetrators of Sexual Harassment ‘There is Nowhere to Hide’

Actors’ Union Equity has launched a new report, Agenda for Change. They are demanding ‘a safe working environment where performers will not have to endure or observe sexual harassment and where perpetrators understand there is nowhere to hide.’ Actions include an awareness-raising campaign and a dedicated Equity helpline. Read the report here.

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01 March 2018

Enter Nespresso Talents Vertical Filmmaking Challenge 2018

Nespresso Talents is a celebration of creative filmmaking. Now in its third year, this unique competition empowers filmmakers to tell a story through the format of vertical video. This year’s theme is ‘The Difference She Makes.’ Everyone is invited to participate in Nespresso Talents 2018. Share your vertical film with them for the chance of […]

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28 February 2018

Female Screenwriters Ask Commissioners ‘Why Are You Not Making Drama by Female Writers?’

A blistering open letter signed by over 80 UK-based female screenwriters, including Jo Ho, Sian Harries and Sarah Solemani, has called on commissioners to justify their continual failure to make drama by female writers. The letter, re-printed in full below, cites the recent list of new drama greenlit by ITV which circulated on the internet, […]

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26 February 2018

Nordicom Study Finds the Media is a Male Business

The leadership of the 100 largest international media corporations is dominated by men. Thirty corporations have no women whatsoever in their top management, according to new statistics compiled by Nordicom. Nordicom has mapped men and women in CEO positions, positions in top management generally and seats on boards of directors, based on the list of […]

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