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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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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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31 October 2019

BAFTA unveils 2019 Breakthrough Brits

BAFTA has announced the 20 talented newcomers from film, games and television selected by an industry jury as this year’s Breakthrough Brits. Twelve women made the list, including WFTV member, Kirstie Swain, the writer of Channel 4 comedy-drama Pure. The Breakthrough Brits initiative offers access to unique career development and mentoring opportunities for those involved. […]

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28 October 2019

New Study Quantifies the Gender Imbalance Among Film Directors in Europe

A new report from the European Audiovisual Observatory has found that women represent 21% of all directors of European films produced between 2003 and 2017. Overall, only 17% of European feature films were directed by women between 2003 and 2017, but the study found that the share is growing slowly. The report aims to help […]

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21 October 2019

2020 WFTV Mentoring Scheme – Final Chance to Apply

The deadline to apply for the 2020 edition of the WFTV Mentoring Scheme is 14:00 on Sunday 27 October 2019. The Scheme is aimed at women working in creative, craft, technical or business roles who have at least seven years’ experience in the film and TV industry, and will run from March – September 2020. […]

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01 October 2019

WFTV Awards 2019: Tickets Sold Out

The 2019 Women in Film & Television Awards, supported by SKY will take place on 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. If you made a booking, please follow the instructions you received […]

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25 September 2019

Applications now open for the 2020 WFTV Mentoring Scheme in association with ScreenSkills

We are delighted to announce that applications are now open for this year’s WFTV Mentoring Scheme in association with ScreenSkills. The WFTV Mentoring Scheme is aimed at women working in creative, craft, technical or business roles who have at least seven years’ experience in the film and TV industry. The scheme will run from March […]

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29 August 2019

Applications Now Closed: WFTV Pat Llewellyn Bursary Fund

**APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED** The WFTV Pat Llewellyn Bursary offers development funding for a factual or factual entertainment TV project, which can be either a one-off or a series and is open to all women regardless of their experience. We want to make this award as diverse and inclusive as possible, so it is open […]

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19 August 2019

Interview with WFTV Pat Llewellyn Bursary Winner Victoria Mapplebeck

“For me, the power of smartphone filmmaking is its intimacy and ubiquity.” In 2018, Victoria Mapplebeck was one of the inaugural recipients of an award from the WFTV Pat Llewellyn Bursary Fund. In this interview she reveals how the bursary has helped her develop her feature documentary. The bursary fund was set up to support […]

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12 August 2019

Mentoring Scheme Success Stories: Vivien Muller-Rommel

“I gained a lot of confidence from being on the scheme” Vivien is the Managing Director of Studio Hamburg UK and responsible for implementing and executing the company’s strategy for the UK and international markets. She is leading a team that develops and produces quality English language content for international audiences. Vivien has worked in […]

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