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19 January 2017

Record-breaking success for Jane Gull’s My Feral Heart

It’s been an auspicious couple of weeks for WFTV member Jane Gull, whose breakout hit film My Feral Heart has just become the UK’s most successful ‘cinema on demand’ film of all time. The team behind the film used people-powered cinema platform Our Screen to self-distribute the film, showing once again that failing to pick […]

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12 January 2017

Study shows % of women directors down on 2015

The latest edition of the Celluloid Ceiling report from the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film reveals that women comprised just 17% of all directors, writers, producers, executive producers, editors, and cinematographers working on the top 250 grossing films in the US in 2016. This represents a decline of 2% from […]

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12 January 2017

Former WFTV Mentee secures investment for indie

Former WFTV Mentee Gillane Seaborne has secured an investment deal for her London- and Cardiff-based production company Midnight Oil Pictures. The deal has been made with investor and entrepreneur Richard Green and promises to help fuel the company’s growth and fortify its development team. The investment comes on the back of Midnight Oil’s participation in […]

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12 January 2017

Gurinder Chadha’s latest to premiere at Berlinale

WFTV Patron Gurinder Chadha’s latest feature film, Viceroy’s House will have its world premiere at this year’s Berlinale (9 – 19 February). The film, which stars Gillian Anderson and Hugh Bonneville is set in India in 1947 and is based on the true story of Lord Mountbatten, the man charged with handing India back to […]

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12 January 2017

Watch highlights from the 2016 WFTV Awards

Were you unable to join us for December’s WFTV Awards? Well, don’t worry because now you can catch up on some of the highlights from the event in our WFTV Awards video reel. If you want to find out more about all the winners from the day, you can read the press release here or […]

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09 January 2017

Book Now for 1-2-1 CV Surgery

Book a surgery slot for Friday 20th January. Twenty-minute slots available between 10:00am and 1:00pm. Your CV is your passport to your next job, but making sure it is relevant to the role you are applying for and fully reflects your skills and experience is no easy task. Thankfully, CV expert Kate Watson of top […]

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08 January 2017

In the Spotlight… Heather Jones, A+E Networks

Last year WFTV partnered with A+E Networks for the inaugural Lifetime Shorts Competition, part of the network’s Broad Focus initiative which aims to find, develop and mentor female talent in the entertainment industry. The competition was the brainchild of Heather Jones, A+E Networks UK’s General Manager and Senior Vice President of Content and Creative. WFTV […]

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06 January 2017

WFTV members at London Short Film Festival

Every year the London Short Film Festival (LSFF) fills the cinema screens and event spaces of London to help us all beat the January blues. As ever, we’re delighted to see that a whole bunch of WFTV members have work screening over the course of the festival and you can catch their films in the […]

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12 December 2016

Loran Dunn wins Best Producer at Underwire Awards, sponsored by WFTV

Women in Film & TV (UK) would like to congratulate Loran Dunn, winner of the Best Producer award at the Underwire Awards (3 Dec). Loran received the award for her short film Marina and Adrienne. The Underwire Best Producer Award, sponsored by Women in Film & TV (UK), recognises excellence in producing short films. As part […]

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12 December 2016

Heather Phillipson wins Jarman Award, Lucy Harrison wins Jules Wright Prize

Heather Phillipson has won the coveted annual Film London Jarman Award, announced at a special event at London’s Whitechapel Gallery. She receives £10,000 prize money, as well as a commission for Channel 4’s Random Acts. The Award was presented by charismatic and outspoken performer Toyah Willcox, who began her film career in 1977 when film director Derek Jarman […]

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05 December 2016

In the Spotlight… Hartswood Films’ Beryl Vertue

The recipient of this year’s EON Productions Lifetime Achievement WFTV Award, recognising a woman whose body of work makes her an inspiration and role model, Beryl Vertue CBE is the founder and Chair of Hartswood Films, the production company behind Sherlock, Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Men Behaving Badly and Coupling. She tells WFTV’s Kate Kinninmont about starting at the top, accidentally becoming an agent and nuns being good […]

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05 December 2016

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02 December 2016

2016 Women In Film & TV Awards Announced!

Acclaimed producer and former agent Beryl Vertue CBE was awarded The EON Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch, at the 26th Women in Film & TV Awards. Click here for our gallery from the 2016 WFTV Awards Actress Sarah Lancashire, television presenter Gabby Logan, BBC Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg, Gogglebox producer Tania Alexander and actress and writer Michaela Coel [pictured above] are just some of the outstanding women […]

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30 November 2016

BFI launches new five-year strategy, BFI2022

The BFI’s new five-year strategy, BFI2022, has been launched by BFI Chair Josh Berger and BFI CEO Amanda Nevill. BFI2022, which builds on the foundations laid by Film Forever, will be based on three key priorities: A new approach to funding filmmaking not necessarily destined for the cinema Developing more decision-making and funding outside of London Aspiring to greater diversity of […]

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22 November 2016

Sarah Clift wins WFTV & A+E’s Lifetime Shorts Competition

Sarah Clift is the overall winner of the Lifetime Shorts Competition for UK women filmmakers, as announced at the winners’ event at London’s Curzon Soho (22 Nov). Clift’s film, La Madre Buena (The Good Mother), which tells of a Mexican woman’s quest to find a Donald Trump piñata for her son’s birthday party, was the unanimous […]

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18 November 2016

Australian study argues male producers prevent equality

A new study published on The Conversation to tie in with Australia’s annual Screen Forever conference argues that men control the film industry, preventing gender equality. In an article entitled ‘Women aren’t the problem in the film industry, men are’, authors Deb Verhoeven and Stuart Palmer of Deakin University argue that state-funded film production and Screen […]

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17 November 2016

Animation UK & UK Screen Association form UK Screen Alliance

Animation UK is to become a membership organisation, forming the UK Screen Alliance in partnership with the UK Screen Association. Animation UK will be run by a UK Screen Alliance council to drive forward animation policy. The UK Screen Association – the trade body for visual FX houses, post-production facilities and film studios – has been representing member […]

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14 November 2016

Winners of WFTV’s Lifetime Shorts Competition annnounced

A+E Networks® UK’s Lifetime channel and Women in Film & TV UK today announce the winners of their inaugural short film competition, open to UK-based women film-makers. The winners are: Adara Todd with Twiddly Things Charlotte Regan with Standby Lauren Morton with 3,217 Megan K. Fox with GIRL Rosie Gaunt-Mathieson with Raymond Ruth Sewell with […]

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14 November 2016

Editor Anne V Coates receives Honorary Oscar

British film editor Anne V Coates, the winner of the 2000 EON Lifetime Achievement WFTV Award, received an Honorary Academy Award on Saturday (12 Nov) at the Governors Awards. Along with Jackie Chan, casting director Lynn Stalmaster and documentary-maker Frederick Wiseman, Anne – already an Oscar winner for Lawrence of Arabia, in 1963 – was honoured […]

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14 November 2016

Meet WFTV’s 2017 mentees!

We received hundreds of applications for our 2017 mid-career Mentoring Scheme and are excited to exclusively reveal the 20 women who will be taking part. They are [pictured left-to-right from the top]: costume designer Lucille Acevedo Jones head of development Emma Bell writer, director & producer Sonali Bhattacharya sound engineer Emma Butt head of development […]

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