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Category: News

 
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14 January 2019

What You Need to Know About New Short Film Fund, The Uncertain Kingdom

The Uncertain Kingdom is a new short film fund launched to give twenty filmmakers £10,000 each to make a film about how they see the UK in 2019. The project was originated by producer/director/exec John Jencks and will be produced by Jencks alongside producers Isabel Freer and (WFTV member) Georgia Goggin. A number of established […]

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03 January 2019

Latest Celluloid Ceiling Report Shows Women Made Up Just 8% of Directors

The 21st annual The Celluloid Ceiling study from the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film was released today (Thursday 3 January 2019) and showed that of the top 250 domestic grossing films at the US box office in 2018, just 8% of directors were women. That’s a three percentage points drop […]

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17 December 2018

Inaugural Recipients of WFTV Pat Llewellyn Bursary Announced

As exclusively revealed in Broadcast last week, the first three recipients of the WFTV Pat Llewellyn Bursary Fund are Megan Jenkins, Victoria Mapplebeck and Cheryl Richardson. The bursary is a unique initiative set up in memory of award-winning producer Pat Llewellyn (pictured) who was renowned for discovering and developing new talent. It is funded by the […]

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17 December 2018

Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley to be Honoured by BAFTA

Number 9 Films co-founders Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley are to be honoured by BAFTA for their outstanding contribution to cinema. The producers are responsible for a string of landmark independent films spanning the past thirty years, including The Crying Game (1992), Scandal (1989), Made in Dagenham (2010), Carol (2015), and most recently Colette (2018). […]

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13 December 2018

New Study Finds Female-Led Films Outperform Their Male-Led Equivalents

A new study from Shift7 and CAA has found that blockbusters with female leads outperformed their male-led equivalents at the global Box Office between 2014 and 2017. The report looked at data on the revenue for the 350 highest grossing films within the four year period, and found the results for female-led films came out […]

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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 […]

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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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