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09 September 2020

WFTV backs Coalition for Change

As announced at Edinburgh TV Festival (25 August) this year, WFTV along with major broadcasters and other TV industry bodies are backing a Coalition for Change on how to improve working practices for freelancers. Public service broadcasters including BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, as well as Sky and UKTV, have committed to taking part […]

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07 September 2020

WFTV Diversity Survey

At WFTV, we are conducting a short diversity survey to find out more about our members working in the film and TV industry in the UK. All those who complete the survey will. be entered into a draw for a £50 Amazon gift card.  We would be very grateful if you could take the time to fill out […]

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27 August 2020

Introducing new WFTV Events Strand: How to use social media effectively

We’re introducing a new strand, How to use social media effectively which will focus on how you can best use the wide range of social media to help promote your work, brand and meet new collaborators. Digital platforms have helped us stay connected on both a personal and professional level more than ever this year. […]

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27 July 2020

DEADLINE HAS NOW EXPIRED: Opportunity to Join the WFTV Team: Membership and Office Administrator

We are looking for an exceptional candidate to join us! Women in Film and Television, the leading membership organisation for women working in creative media in the UK, is looking for an exceptional candidate to fill the role of Membership and Office Administrator, to facilitate the smooth running of our busy office. The ideal candidate […]

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Nominate Today! 2020 WFTV Awards
13 July 2020

Nominate Today! 2020 WFTV Awards

We are delighted to announce that the nominations window for the 2020 WFTV Annual Awards is now open. The annual event, now in its 30th year, celebrates the achievements of women in the industry across 14 different categories including Director, Writer, Producer, Business and Contribution to the Medium (a full list follows below). Anyone in the […]

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09 July 2020

5 things to embrace with the changing landscape of Film Festivals we learnt from Katie McCullough, Festival Formula

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  In June, we got to hear from Katie McCullough, the founder of Festival Formula about the global film festival circuit and how it has adapted in response to the global pandemic social distancing rules. With over a decade of experience and knowledge, Festival Formula helps filmmakers use festivals to build their profile within the film […]

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Copy of These are Women in Film and TV’s recommendations for changes to the SEISS and CJRS to create a fairer system_
06 July 2020

WFTV’s recommendations for the changes needed to the SEISS and CJRS

With thousands of taxpayers being left with no income during in Covid-19, and no access to Government support, last week Jamie North set up the new APPG on ExcludedUK. Jamie North wrote for the House magazine asking MPs to join this group to discuss potential solutions and challenges for helping those who have been excluded […]

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19 June 2020

WFTV launches new Social Media Campaign on National Freelancers Day

Women in Film and TV (UK) launches a new campaign on National Freelancers Day to highlight the huge number of freelancers and self-employed workers who have been left unable to claim for either of the government financial schemes (SEISS and CJRS), leaving them in real financial hardship. Each day the organisation will post across Twitter, […]

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19 May 2020

WFTV Freelancer Survey Results

  Today, we announced the shocking results of our survey, that was open to both men and women in the UK Film and TV industry. The survey reveals many freelancers are now facing acute financial hardship, because they are unable to claim under either the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) or the Coronavirus Job Retention […]

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12 May 2020

Important Freelancer Survey – Complete by Monday 18 May

At WFTV, as part of our continuing lobbying for a fair deal we would like to find out just how many workers in the UK film and TV industry are unable to claim under the two government schemes for freelancers and the self-employed. So this week, we are launching a survey to gather this information. […]

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03 April 2020

WFTV Membership Survey Reveals over 90% of Members have lost their Income

Today, Women in Film and TV (UK) announced the results of their membership survey, which shows the devastating impact of the Covid-19 crisis on the film and TV sector. Of the members who replied to the questionnaire over 90% have lost all their income. These women come from all areas of the industry from directing […]

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WFTV NI Mentoring Scheme
12 March 2020

WFTV inaugural mentoring scheme for Northern Irish women sponsored by Netflix

The seven Northern Ireland women who have been selected for the Women in Film and TV (WFTV) pioneering new mentoring scheme for Northern Ireland, sponsored by Netflix, were announced yesterday (Wednesday 11 March) at The Mac, Belfast. The chosen mentees in this year’s scheme are: Niamh Minihan, producer, Alleycats; Karen Donnelly, freelance producer; Milène Fegan, […]

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06 March 2020

Industry Leaders back the launch of WFTV’s 2020 Innovative Mentoring Scheme in Association with ScreenSkills

Today, Women in Film and TV (UK) launched its 2020 mentoring scheme in association with ScreenSkills, which has set new industry standards for its uniquely effective approach to training. This year, the scheme has attracted many of the country’s leading TV & film experts to mentor the candidates, including  Jay Hunt, Creative Director, Europe, Worldwide […]

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13 January 2020

Opportunity to Join the WFTV Team: Marketing and Communications Manager

We are looking for an exceptional candidate to join us!   Women in Film and Television, the leading membership organisation for women working in the UK Film & TV industry, is looking for an exceptional candidate to fill the role of Marketing and Communications Manager, to effectively promote and market all that our organisation does. […]

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09 December 2019

2019 WFTV Awards: Meet Our Winners…

On Friday 6 December 2019 the 29th Women in Film & Television (UK) Awards took place at the London Hilton on Park Lane. Hosted for the sixth year by broadcaster and presenter Sandi Toksvig, the event celebrated 2019’s most talented and inspiring women in the film and television industry across a total of fourteen categories […]

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09 December 2019

WFTV Awards Interview: Baroness Floella Benjamin, OBE

This year’s EON Productions Lifetime Achievement Award winner Floella Benjamin changed the face of children’s TV at a time when black faces on screen were almost unheard of. To adults of a certain generation, just hearing the name “Floella”, is enough to instantly transport them back to when they were three or four years old, […]

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02 December 2019

2019 WFTV Awards Set to Take Place in London on Friday 6 December

The 2019 Women in Film & Television Awards, supported by Sky, will take place on the afternoon of Friday 6 December at the London Hilton on Park Lane. Tickets for this year’s ceremony went on sale at 11:00am on Monday 7 October and are now SOLD OUT. For updates on this year’s winnners after the […]

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25 November 2019

Director Shadowing Opportunity on CBeebies Show, Yakka Dee!

King Banana is a UK independent production company, specialising in children’s content. They are offering a female director the opportunity to shadow the producer/director team on the CBeebies hit show, Yakka Dee! (series 4 + 5), to see how a whole episode is put together from conception stage through to final delivery, and to creatively […]

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11 November 2019

WFTV Duty of Care Session and NI Mentoring Scheme Launch at the Belfast Media Festival

Women in Film and TV Northern Ireland (WFTV NI) took to the stage at the 2019 Belfast Media Festival (BMF) with a panel of leading women, all with first hand experience of ‘duty of care’ in the television industry, to debate the critical issue of who’s looking after the people who take part in TV […]

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Hear from our 2019 Mentees
06 November 2019

Applications Open for WFTV Mentoring Scheme in Northern Ireland *Now Closed*

We are delighted to announce that applications for our pioneering new mentoring scheme in Northern Ireland are now open. The innovative programme is designed to help Northern Irish women who have more than five years’ experience working in TV production, who are now looking to take the next step in their career. For the last […]

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