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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22 March 2018

In the Spotlight… Sophia Hardman, Foley Mixer at Twickenham Studios

Twickenham Studios’ Foley Mixer, Sophia Hardman recently won a prestigious Cinema Audio Society (CAS) Award for her work on Black Mirror… oh, and she’s only 24! WFTV caught up with Sophia to find out how she got into the male-dominated realm of audio post-production and what lies ahead for her. “Film is absolutely my favourite, […]

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21 March 2018

REVIEW: iFeatures Flagship Film Programme Returns

  Now in its fifth iteration, iFeatures – Creative England’s flagship feature film programme – has opened for submissions once again and this year, its set to be bigger than ever before. What better way for our members to spend their Friday evening, therefore, than listening to iFeatures exec Kate O’Hara discuss the latest launch […]

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19 March 2018

Win tickets to Kathleen Turner’s Finding My Voice

Fane Productions presents a strictly limited run of Kathleen Turner’s refreshingly honest and appropriately titled one woman show, Finding My Voice at The Other Palace in London (17 April – 6 May). Lending her trademark husky alto to classic tunes from the American songbook, the audience is invited on a journey through the life of […]

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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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12 March 2018

REVIEW: Navigating the Film Festival Circuit

Tuesday 6 March saw an enthusiastic crowd of WFTV members flock to the Theatres Trust for our latest festival-themed event, Navigating the Film Festival Circuit. Speaking on the night was Katie McCullough, Founder & CEO of Festival Formula: a company that creates bespoke festival submission strategies for filmmakers and their projects. Katie and her team […]

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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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09 March 2018

More Complex Roles for Older Women? Yes Please.

“Women who are over 50 or 40 – or whatever that magic number is – we’re not invisible. We get to fall in love,” says Barbara Broccoli, producer of Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool, a UK/Hollywood biopic that marks a real sea change in filmed entertainment. While focussing on actor Peter Turner’s real life […]

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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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05 March 2018

Author Joy Press on The Importance of Female Showrunners

WFTV is delighted to share this special guest blog post written by Joy Press, author of brand new book Stealing the Show: How Women Are Revolutionizing Television. “I decided to write a book dedicated to the struggles and triumphs of American female TV creators who fought their way through Hollywood and changed television forever.” I […]

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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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26 February 2018

WFTV Proud to Support Bill to Extend Shared Parental Leave to Self-Employed Workers

WFTV is proud to support Tracy Brabin, Labour MP for Batley and Spen, on her bill to extend shared parental leave to self-employed workers. Kate Kinninmont, our CEO, joined Tracy at the press call with our friends from Raising Films, the Campaign for Parental Pay Equality, Parents in Performing Arts and London’s Night Czar and […]

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26 February 2018

Complimentary Tickets to IoD Open House for WFTV Members

12 – 14 March, 116 Pall Mall, London. We have got a limited number of complimentary tickets to the Institute of Directors’ Open House for WFTV members. Top speakers such as Karen Brady and some of the world’s sharpest thinkers will discuss everything from Brexit, robot employees, Fintech, the gender pay gap and cyber security […]

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26 February 2018

New WFTV Events Reps in the North West

We are delighted to announce that WFTV members Nancy Jaeger and Jo Booth (pictured) will be running events for Women in Film and Television UK in the North West. Jo says ”We are so excited to be working on behalf of our fellow WFTV members in the North West to ensure there are regular opportunities […]

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22 February 2018

Calling the Shots Report Shows Women Made Up Just 14% of Directors and 7% of Cinematographers on UK Films, 2003 – 15

Researchers on the AHRC-funded project Calling the Shots: women and contemporary film culture in the UK’ have found that on British films, women remain historically under-represented as directors and cinematographers. Counting the numbers of men and women working in these roles on 3,452 films in production from 2003 to 2015, they found that only 14% […]

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