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22 March 2017

Royal Television Society Awards success for WFTV Members

WFTV members, mentees and former award winners were amongst those recognised at two Royal Television Society Awards ceremonies this week. We were delighted to see that The Murder of Sadie Hartley won in the Single Documentary category at the RTS Programme Awards on Tuesday evening as two WFTV members collaborated in its making. The producer for […]

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16 March 2017

WFTV members selected for London Calling

  We were delighted to see three WFTV members amongst those commissioned by Film London for this year’s London Calling short film scheme, which showcases the talent, creativity and incredible storytelling powers of the capital’s filmmakers. 2015 WFTV mentee Christiana Ebohon-Green will direct Support, a film about two siblings who give the doctor permission to end […]

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16 March 2017

Inside the Writers’ Room with Serial Eyes

Berlin-based Serial Eyes is an eight month postgraduate programme for television writers and producers, which prepares the next generation of European TV writer-producers to bring high-end, serialized storytelling to the television screen. Twelve participants from across Europe learn to develop, write and produce serial productions independently and as part of a team. The writers’ room experience is at the […]

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13 March 2017

1-2-1 Legal Surgery with Hayley Brady

Book a surgery slot for Friday 24 March 2017. Twenty-minute slots available between 10:00am and 1:00pm. Venue: WFTV Office, 92-93 Great Russell Street, WC1B 3PS. Are you drafting, signing and/or negotiating media agreements (for example, media rights or production agreements)? Do you know what to watch out for? Want to talk through this with a legal […]

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10 March 2017

Numerous RTS Programme Award nominations to celebrate

   We’re thrilled to see that 2016 WFTV Mentee Rachel Heywood and WFTV member Nainita Desai (both pictured above) are amongst the nominees at this year’s Royal Television Society Programme Awards. The two combined their skills on The Murder of Sadie Hartley, which is nominated in the Single Documentary category. Rachel produced the programme for […]

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07 March 2017

Conversations With Women in Film… Gurinder Chadha

On Wednesday 1st March we teamed up with the Barbican and London Film School for the latest event in our Conversations With Women in Film series. This was a particularly special one for WFTV as we had the opportunity to screen the latest film by our patron, Gurinder Chadha – Viceroy’s House. Afterwards, WFTV CEO […]

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06 March 2017

WFTV Awards up for Awards

For a long time the WFTV Awards have been known in the industry as THE hot ticket event to go to. Kicking off the festive season at the beginning of December, for the last few years the ceremony has sold out of its 1000 tickets  in less time than it takes to say ‘Are you […]

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02 March 2017

International Women’s Day – Events and screenings happening across the UK

We don’t have to tell you that Wednesday 8 March is International Women’s Day. But if you’re struggling to decide what to do to mark the occasion, why not pick and choose from some of these screenings and activities taking place all week… Monday 6 March 1:00pm: Ordinary Women, Extraodinary Achievements (London) 6:15pm: Reporting History: […]

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02 March 2017

Channel 4 to provide opportunities to 40 directors from under-represented groups

This morning (Thursday 2 March) in Parliament Channel 4 unveiled its 360° Diversity Charter – Two Years On report which reviews diversity achievements in 2016 and focusses on four key areas for 2017. The charter’s Four New Frontiers for 2017 will increase the diversity of programme directors in TV; spotlight BAME career progression at Channel […]

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02 March 2017

In the Spotlight… Angeli Macfarlane, Development Producer

WFTV member Angeli Macfarlane is an experienced Development Producer. Through her company Script Cube she has worked with a range of leading industry organisations including BBC, Film4, the BFI, Pathé, National Geographic Films, Creative England and many independent production companies. She has made four feature films in recent years with Altered Image, including the Emmy […]

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27 February 2017

Rose Garnett named as new Director of BBC Films

The BBC today (monday 27 February) announced that Rose Garnett will become the new Director of BBC Films. She joins the BBC from Film4 where she has been Head of Creative since 2015. Rose will have responsibility for the development of a large and eclectic slate of feature films. BBC Films is at the forefront […]

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23 February 2017

Latest ‘It’s a Man’s (Celluloid) World’ report

The latest report from Dr Martha Lauzen at the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University has found that films with at least one woman director and/or writer featured higher percentages of female protagonists, major female characters, and females in speaking roles than films with exclusively male […]

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16 February 2017

WFTV members’ projects through to next stage of Microwave

Producers and WFTV members Emma Duffy and Jude Goldrei have made it through to the Further Development phase of Film London’s micro-budget film initiative, Microwave. Emma (pictured right) is the producer on Mari, a film about female identity and expectation that will blend dance with drama. The film is written and directed by Georgia Parris […]

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16 February 2017

Former WFTV Mentee appointed Amazon’s Director of Original TV, Europe

2012 WFTV mentee Georgia Brown has been hired by Amazon as the company’s Director of Original TV for Europe. It’s well-known that Amazon has been investing huge resources into commissioning original film and TV content in recent years, with the high profile launch of The Grand Tour in December 2016 a prime example. Georgia heads […]

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16 February 2017

WFTV members amongst greenlit iFeatures projects

Creative England, together with its partners the BFI, BBC Films and Creative Skillset, have announced the three projects selected for production for the fourth iteration of its low-budget film initiative, iFeatures. Amongst those selected in a year when two of the three projects have female writer/directors were WFTV members and Screen International Stars of Tomorrow […]

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13 February 2017

In the Spotlight: Alma Har’el, Director and Cinematographer of LoveTrue

After stunning the documentary world with her debut feature, Bombay Beach in 2011 Alma Har’el returns to cinema screens with her highly-anticipated second feature, LoveTrue. The film premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival and went on to screen at top festivals across the globe including Hot Docs, the London Film Festival and IDFA. LoveTrue […]

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11 February 2017

BBC and WFTV team up for Expert Women day

We are delighted to be teaming up with the BBC Academy and BBC News for a free media familiarisation day for women with particular expertise who are interested in appearing on television, radio and online as contributors or presenters. The aim is to offer an introduction to the media, including practical experiences in front of […]

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11 February 2017

Raising Films and The CTBF launch Family Support Fund

Raising Films and The Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund (The CTBF) have announced the launch of the Family Support Fund, a 12-month pilot scheme offering financial support to professionals working across the UK screen sector. The Fund aims to help those on a limited budget who are juggling a professional career with caring responsibilities, providing […]

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11 February 2017

New BAFTA career programme focuses on female directors

A new bespoke programme, BAFTA Elevate has been launched to support individuals from under-represented groups to the next stage of their career. The programme has been established on the back of research BAFTA conducted in partnership with Creative Skillset and the BFI in 2016 examining the career success factors of film, television and games practitioners […]

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09 February 2017

WFTV 1-2-1 Financial Objectives Surgery

Book a surgery slot for Friday 24th February. Twenty-minute slots available between 10:00am and 1:00pm. How do you ensure your money works for you? How can you best plan for your own future? We are delighted that Lucas Lowe, Senior Financial Consultant at St. James’s Place, has offered to do this 1-2-1 surgery exclusively for […]

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