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Category: News

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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01 October 2018

Spotlight on Women in Cinematography at LFF’s The Female Gaze

We’re delighted to be teaming up with the BFI London Film Festival to present The Female Gaze, a panel discussion about the importance of diversity in cinematography, focusing on the steps organisations and individuals can take to tackle underrepresentation behind the camera. The discussion will be hosted by BFI Film and Events Programmer Anna Bogutskaya, […]

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28 September 2018

Win Tickets to UK Actors TweetUp Event About Juggling Work and Children

Our friends at UK Actors TweetUp are offering two free tickets to their upcoming event which will feature three special guests discussing how to successfully juggle work commitments with having a family. Date: Tuesday 9 October Time: 7:00pm Location: Gerry’s Club, 52 Dean Street, London, W1D 5BJ More info about the event can be found […]

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27 September 2018

£250k Short Film Fund Backed By Noel Clarke and Jason Maza

Unstoppable Film and Television, the production company helmed by Noel Clarke and Jason Maza is partnering with film funding platform Genera on their £250,000 fund for the worldwide production of shorts. “Short films are notoriously difficult to find funding for, so we were immediately excited by what Genera represents – a no strings attached short […]

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24 September 2018

France Introduces Incentives For Film Industry to Hire More Women

Françoise Nyssen, the French Culture Minister, announced on Thursday (20 September) that financial incentives to persuade film productions to hire more women are to be introduced. This announcement follows on from the pledge Nyssen made at the Cannes Film Festival, and is part of a package of gender-related measures. “I believe in financial incentives” she […]

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