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22 September 2017

Applications Open for Raising Films’ Making it Possible Personal Development Programme 2017

Raising Films has announced that applications are now open for another 36 parents and carers from all roles across the film and TV industry to take part in their personal development programme, Making It Possible. Taking place in London and Manchester, the sessions will blend vision and objectives with practical planning specific to the individual’s […]

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22 September 2017

BBC Drama and Directors UK Directors’ Training Scheme Open to Applications

BBC Drama and Directors UK have announced the third year of their directors’ training scheme. Following the success of this collaboration in 2015 and 2016, this year will see nine drama directors mentored on some of BBC Studios’ continuing drama series. In previous years this has included Doctors, EastEnders, River City, Holby City and Casualty. […]

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21 September 2017

BFI Filmography Reveals Full Extent of Industry’s Gender Imbalance Over the Past Century

The BFI has this week launched the BFI Filmography, the world’s first complete and accurate living record of UK cinema, which means everyone – from film fans and industry professionals to researchers and students – can now search and explore British film history, for free. The resource draws on credits from over 10,000 films, from […]

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21 September 2017

Beeban Kidron Founding Patron of LFA Scholarship for Emerging Female Filmmaker

The London Film Academy (LFA) has announced that it will launch a new scholarship worth £23,000 for an emerging female filmmaker. The LFA Pioneers Award will be for a candidate who might not otherwise be able to access training and will provide a fully-funded place worth £23,000 on the Academy’s year-long Filmmaking Diploma course. Director […]

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21 September 2017

2017 WFTV Mentee Nicole Volavka Selected for High-End TV Drama Programme

Directors UK and Creative Skillset’s High-End TV Council have announced a further four directors who have been selected to take part in the 2017 High-End TV Drama Directors Career Development Programme. Launched earlier this year, the Programme aims to give directors a broader understanding and experience of working in High-End drama, and how they differ […]

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15 September 2017

Apply Now for Free Media Parents Return to Work in High End TV Programme Supported by Creative Skillset

Flexible working champion Media Parents is partnering with Creative Skillset to provide FREE Return to Work Training for eight production freelancers in High End TV drama and one from Children’s TV, from early October. The first course will take place in early October in Bristol and London. Applications for this training close on 27 September […]

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15 September 2017

Deadline Approaching: Caroline Aherne Bursary for Funny Northern Women

WFTV was delighted to be part of the launch of the new bursary scheme in memory of the late, great Caroline Aherne earlier this year. The Bursary is an initiative from BBC Comedy Commissioning in partnership with BBC Writersroom and BBC North and is aimed at northern female writers/performers. The prize includes: – A £5,000 […]

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15 September 2017

Ofcom Study Uncovers the Scale and Nature of the Diversity Challenge Facing the TV Industry

Ofcom has called on broadcasters to improve the diversity of their employees, as a major study of diversity in television by the communications regulator finds that women, ethnic-minority groups and disabled people are all under-represented in the industry. Ofcom’s report, Diversity and equal opportunities in television, uncovers the scale and nature of the diversity challenge […]

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15 September 2017

Latest Boxed In Report From US Reveals SVOD Surpasses Broadcast Programmes for Gender Diversity

The latest Boxed In report from the Centre for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University has been released. The study considers the on-screen portrayals and behind-the-scenes employment of women on broadcast, basic and premium cable, and streaming television programmes. In 2016-17, women made modest but pervasive gains on […]

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11 September 2017

Sweden’s Anna Serner Calls for Bigger Production Budgets for Female Directors

Anna Serner, the CEO of the Swedish Film Institute (SFI) and leading global expert on gender equality in film, has said one of her next steps in Sweden will be making sure female filmmakers get access to the same production budget levels as men. In her Moguls talk in Toronto, Serner said, “They [women directors] […]

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08 September 2017

Hannah Wyatt Joins BBC Studios as Genre Director, Factual Entertainment and Events

Hannah Wyatt, currently Managing Director of Boundless, is to join BBC Studios as Genre Director, Factual Entertainment and Events where she will oversee the creative, commercial, and operational strategy of the business, and will sit on the BBC Studios’ Executive Committee. Hannah will have the overview of Top Gear, the label Auntie Productions, producers of […]

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08 September 2017

Last chance for WFTV Discount on BFI London Film Festival Industry Accreditation

The deadline for WFTV members to take up our special 20% discount on Bronze and Silver industry accreditation to the BFI London Film Festival is Friday 15 September. The 61st BFI London Film Festival takes place in venues across London 4 – 15 October. Here are a few reasons to register for accreditation: 1. Experience […]

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04 September 2017

NFTS Announces Inaugural Winner of The Sue Gibson BSC, Cinematography Award

The National Film and Television School (NFTS) has announced that Charlotte Bruus Christensen is the inaugural winner of ‘The Sue Gibson BSC, Cinematography Award.’ The award recognises a member of NFTS Cinematography Alumni who has advanced the profession of Cinematography in a significant way. Sue Gibson, who sadly passed away last year, was herself an […]

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31 August 2017

Submit your film to the Dortmund | Cologne International Women’s Film Festival for Chance to Win €10,000 Prize

The Dortmund | Cologne International Women’s Film Festival presents a broadbased programme with around 100 films made by women directors from all over the world. For the 2018 edition (24 – 29 April in Cologne, Germany) they are accepting films by women directors for the following categories: International Debut Feature Fiction Film Competition (Prize money […]

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31 August 2017

Time Running Out to Nominate for 2017 WFTV Awards Supported by Sky

Time is running out to send in your nominations for the 2017 Women in Film and Television Awards supported by Sky. Nominations are accepted in 13 different categories, including writing, directing, producing, presenting, performance, project management, craft and business. Absolutely anyone (not just WFTV members) may nominate a woman they feel is deserving using the […]

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31 August 2017

Katy Poulter Picks Up Edinburgh TV Fest Award for Comedy Pilot

Congratulations to WFTV member Katy Poulter (above left), who has won the Edinburgh International TV Festival’s Test Card Award for her TV pilot Laur and Disorder, alongside her comedy duo partner Francesca Marie Claire. Katy plays an ambitious DC called Laura who goes undercover at a local playgroup with her man-hungry sister Dee (played by […]

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31 August 2017

Deborah Haywood’s Pin Cushion opens Venice Critics’ Week

Congratulations to WFTV member Deborah Haywood (above left), whose debut feature film Pin Cushion opened Venice Critics’ Week today (Thursday 31 August). The film, which Deborah wrote and directed, tells the story of unusually close mother Lyn (Joanna Scanlan) and daughter Iona (Lily Newmark), who are excited for their new life in a new town. […]

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25 August 2017

Nicola Sturgeon Announces Funding to Open NFTS Scotland Hub at BBC HQ in Scotland

First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon will today (Friday 25 August 2017) announce funding of £475,000 in her keynote speech at the Edinburgh International Television Festival, to support plans for the world leading National Film and Television School (NFTS) to open a hub at BBC Scotland’s studios in Glasgow and Dumbarton Studios. NFTS Scotland will […]

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25 August 2017

Left Bank Pictures named Production Company of the Year

Congratulations to 2015 WFTV Award winner Marigo Kehoe, whose company Left Bank Pictures has won Production Company of the Year at the Edinburgh International Television Festival Awards. Left Bank are the producers of hit shows including The Crown, The Replacement, Wallander and Cardinal Burns. Other winners at the awards included BBC One (Channel of the […]

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24 August 2017

WFTV Founder Member Taking a Crack at Another Glass Ceiling with Diversity Prize

Katrina Wood, a founder member of Women in Film & Television and CEO of the MediaXchange is now taking a crack at another glass ceiling. Here she explains why: Diversity in the media is a hot topic at the moment – and frankly it should remain so until the industry makes a prolonged and concerted […]

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