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15 January 2018

WFTV (UK) Members Receive WIF LA Film Fund Grant

Women In Film Los Angeles has announced the recipients of the 32nd annual Film Finishing Fund. 370 feature-length narrative films, documentaries and shorts were submitted from 22 countries and 16 were chosen as grantees. Amongst those selected was The Egg and the Thieving Pie, a short film written and directed by Lola-Blanche Higgins and produced […]

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12 January 2018

First Ever Female Nominee for ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards

The American Society of Cinematographers has announced the nominees for the 32nd Annual American Society of Cinematographers Awards for Outstanding Achievement. Amongst the nominees is Rachel Morrison, for her work on Dee Rees’ critically acclaimed film, Mudbound. She becomes the first female DoP in the Society’s history to be nominated, and will compete for the […]

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12 January 2018

Little Change in Number of Women in Key Creative Roles in Top 250 Films at US Box Office

The latest Celluloid Ceiling report from the San Diego State University – now in its 20th year – which looks at the top 250 films at the US box office in 2017 has found that women only comprised 18% of directors, writers, producers, executive producers, editors and cinematographers. That’s just one percentage point higher than […]

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08 January 2018

Win Tickets to 25th Anniversary Screening of Bhaji on the Beach!

Tuesday 16 January, 8:30pm, BFI Southbank We are delighted to be partnering with the BFI to present the 25th-anniversary screening of WFTV Patron Gurinder Chadha’s debut feature film, Bhaji on the Beach, a comedy-drama that uses a day trip to Blackpool as a way to look at issues in the British Asian community – where […]

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08 January 2018

Carrie Gracie Resigns as BBC’s China Editor Because of Pay Inequality And Calls for Change

Carrie Gracie has resigned from her role as China Editor at the BBC, citing pay inequality with her male colleagues as the reason. Gracie, who has worked at the BBC for over 30 years also released an open letter to the BBC’s audience detailing the inequality she faced and calling on the organisation to change. […]

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08 January 2018

“Their Time Is Up!” Oprah Winfrey Delivers Impassioned Speech at Golden Globes

Oprah Winfrey stole the show at last night’s Golden Globe Awards, delivering an impassioned speech as she accepted the 2018 Cecil b. de Mille Award – the first woman of colour to ever do so. Winfrey spoke directly about the Me Too and Time’s Up campaigns. “For too long, women have not been heard or […]

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04 January 2018

New Report on Directors of Top-Grossing US Films Finds ‘No Meaningful Change in Over a Decade’ for Female, Black and Asian Directors

Dr. Stacy L. Smith and the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative have shared their newest report: Inclusion in the Director’s Chair, the most comprehensive intersectional analysis of directors of motion pictures to date. It combinines data on the gender, race, and age of 1,223 filmmakers working on 1,100 top-grossing films released between 2007 and 2017. The analysis […]

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04 January 2018

WATCH: Sandi Toksvig, Kim Cattrall, Celia Imrie, Wunmi Mosaku and More in Inspiring WFTV Awards #MeToo Reel

It’s hardly surprising that the #MeToo campaign was a hot topic at the 2017 Women in Film and Television Awards. Winners and presenters took the opportunity to speak openly about the subject on the red carpet and on stage, and shared their hopes for change in 2018. Some of the most inspiring comments and calls […]

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02 January 2018

Win Tickets to the UK Premiere of The Post

To celebrate the release of Steven Spielberg’s The Post – starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks – we have 3 pairs of tickets to the UK premiere to give away, taking place in London on Wednesday 10 January. For your chance to win, please answer the following question: Which film stars Meryl Streep as the […]

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02 January 2018

The Debbies to Celebrate New TV Talent – Enter Now!

From the TV Festival Talent Schemes comes an awards night that celebrates the best of new and emerging talent. If you’re new on the scene, or you’ve got undiscovered talent, now’s the chance to make your debut. The winners will be chosen by a jury of TV commissioners, executives and heads of development. Winners will […]

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02 January 2018

Job Opportunity: Admin & Events Assistant

Six Month Contract Salary: £21,000 pro rata Hours: 10 – 6pm with at least one evening event per week (time off in lieu to be arranged with Line Manager) Reporting to: CEO Location: Bloomsbury, London Deadline for applications: 5:00pm, Monday 15 January Start Date: as soon as possible To apply Please read job description below […]

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02 January 2018

Powerful Hollywood Women Unveil Anti-Harassment Action Plan

300 prominent female actors, agents, writers, directors, producers and executives have launched Time’s Up, a movement to fight systemic sexual harassment in Hollywood and in blue-collar workplaces across America. The initiative includes a number of key points, including: — A legal defense fund, backed by $13 million in donations, to help less privileged women — […]

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15 December 2017

Return to Work Programme Seeks Applicants

Flexible working champion Media Parents is delighted to be partnering with Creative Skillset to provide FREE Return to Work Training for eight production freelancers in High End TV Drama and one from Children’s TV. The next cohort, covering Wales, Bristol and the South West includes a placement on Poldark (pictured right) and applications are invited […]

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11 December 2017

Show Us Your Shorts: Call for Submissions

  Calling all WFTV members – we want to see your shorts! WFTV is excited to announce that Show Us Your Shorts will be back for a winter edition. Our first screening of 2018 will be held at Molinare, Soho, on 7 February. So, if you are a WFTV member with a recently completed short […]

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11 December 2017

Andrea Arnold to Direct Season 2 of Big Little Lies

HBO has announced that the eight-time Emmy Award-winning series Big Little Lies is to return, and the new season will be directed by critically acclaimed UK director and 2010 WFTV Award winner, Andrea Arnold. The star shows Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon, who said she is “beyond excited” to be working with Arnold on the […]

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11 December 2017

Women Win Big at BIFAs

On Sunday 10 December the best of British independent filmmaking was celebrated at the British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs) and women were centre stage. Rungano Nyoni picked up the Best Director Award and the Douglas Hickox Award for a debut director for her critically acclaimed film, I Am Not A Witch (pictured above), whilst Emily […]

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04 December 2017

Ready to make your move to Series Producer?

Creative Skillset is back to kick start 20 more careers with the prestigious and competitive year-long Series Producer Programme. The 2018 programme will build on the success of years one and two which has seen more than 70% of delegates achieve Series Producer (SP) credits, and is supported by BBC, Channel 4 and Channel 5 […]

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04 December 2017

WFTV Members Selected for Film London’s Flagship Shorts Programme

Film London has unveiled their latest London Calling short film line-up, a 20-strong slate of docs, dramas and experimental forays representing the scheme’s most diverse group of filmmakers to date. Amongst those selected are a number of WFTV members: Rachel Swindale will produce Holding Space (Rebecca Kenyon will direct, Phil Parker will also produce); Home […]

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02 December 2017

And The Winners Are… The 2017 Women in Film and Television Awards Supported by Sky

Actress Celia Imrie was today (Friday 1 December) awarded The EON Productions Lifetime Achievement Award at the 27th annual Women in Film & Television (UK) Awards, which took place at the London Hilton on Park Lane. Imrie was presented her Award by fellow-actor and long-time friend, Timothy Spall (Harry Potter, Sweeny Todd, Secrets & Lies). […]

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