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31 January 2019

New BECTU Survey Finds 50% of Women in Creative Sector Have Experienced Bullying or Harassment

Half of women in the creative sector have personally experienced bullying or harassment at work, according to a new Bectu survey. The publication of their new research accompanied the launch of a Dignity at Work campaign. Their research also found: – 50% of women said they did not trust managers or heads of department to […]

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28 January 2019

Thelma Schoonmaker to Receive BAFTA Fellowship

Multi award-winning editor, Thelma Schoonmaker is to receive the British Academy of Film and Television Arts’ highest accolade, the BAFTA Fellowship, at the BAFTA Film Awards on Sunday 10 February. Schoonmaker is best known for her work on the films of her long-time collaborator, Martin Scorsese, such as Raging Bull, Good Fellas, The Departed and […]

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24 January 2019

DCMS “Will Continue to Monitor the Situation on Pay Discrimination” at the BBC

The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee has published a short report in reaction to the BBC’s formal response to the Committee’s report on equal pay at the BBC. The Committee has stated that it stands by the conclusion of their inquiry, which was that their evidence suggests that some women at the BBC who […]

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24 January 2019

New Mental Health Initiative Seeking Short Films by Female Filmmakers

Toge+her is a new supportive space for women, addressing mental health issues. Each month they look at a new topic and each week they’ll upload new films relating to that topic. They are currently building up their film content, which consists of films by female filmmakers from around the world. With that in mind, if […]

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20 January 2019

Submissions Now Open for 2019 Underwire Festival

Submissions are now being accepted for the 2019 edition of Underwire Festival, the UK’s only film festival celebrating female filmmaking talent across the crafts. WFTV is a proud supporter of the festival and has been since it was founded a decade ago. Find out more about Underwire Festival and submit your film today. The regular […]

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17 January 2019

Films With Rape Scenes and Sexual Violence to Receive Minimum 15-Rating

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has published new guidelines which include a key change to the classification of films which include scenes of rape and other forms of sexual violence. The change means that no film that contains depictions of rape and strong sexual violence will be allowed a rating below 15. Craig […]

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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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