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18 July 2018

Men Outnumber Women Film Reviewers 2 to 1, Latest Study Finds

Thumbs Down 2018: Film Critics and Gender, and Why It Matters is the latest edition of the longest-running study of women’s representation and impact as film reviewers. The report considers individuals working for print, broadcast, and online outlets in the US during spring 2018 and is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Women […]

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16 July 2018

Can You Help With Academic Research into Work-Life Balance in TV & Film?

Abigail Gregory (MMU), Susan Milner (University of Bath) and Annabelle Waller (University of Salford) are carrying out research into work-life balance and career progression in film and TV. Here they tell us a little bit more about why they’re looking into this area and what you can do to help: There has been a lot […]

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13 July 2018

Nominations Open for the 2018 WFTV Awards Supported by Sky

We are delighted to announce that the nominations window for the 2018 Women in Film and Television Awards is now open. The annual event, now in its 28th year, celebrates the achievements of women in the industry across 14 different categories including Director, Writer, Producer, Business and Contribution to the Medium. Absolutely anyone can make […]

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13 July 2018

Pinewood Studios Announced As New WFTV Awards Sponsor

We are pleased to announce that Pinewood Studios have come on board as a new sponsor for this year’s Women in Film and Television Awards. They will sponsor the Best Performance Award – which recognises outstanding acting achievement, by a female performer in TV, film or digital media within the last two years. Previous winners […]

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12 July 2018

Win Tickets to Pinter’s Women at BFI Southbank

Pinter on Screen: Power, Sex and Politics is a season of screenings and events taking place at BFI Southbank this July and August, to mark the 10th anniversary since the death of the influential writer, Harold Pinter. On the afternoon of Sunday 29 July, there will be a special event exploring Pinter’s complex female characters […]

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12 July 2018

Bumble Female Film Force shortlist narrowed to 10

The shortlist of female filmmakers in the Bumble Female Film Force short film competition has now been narrowed down from 23 to 10, after an initial 1,100 entries were received. Four WFTV members have made the cut, Alexandra Blue, Christine Hartland, Emma Moffat andKaren Turner. The other shortlisted filmmakers are Daisy Stenham, Emma Wall, Georgina […]

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09 July 2018

Gender Equality Research into Work-Life Balance in TV – Complete Questionnaire Now

Gender equality researchers at Manchester Metropolitan, Bath and Salford Universities are exploring the work-life behaviour (practices, attitudes and strategies) of women and men working in the creative industries, and particularly the TV industry. Given the well-known diversity issues in TV, including pay inequality and the under-representation of women at senior levels/in specific roles, the Project […]

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09 July 2018

Job Opportunity: Mentoring Scheme Producer (Two Days Per Week)

Mentoring Scheme Producer (Two Days Per Week) To start September 2018 Women in Film & TV UK are recruiting a Mentoring Scheme Producer to project manage our prestigious and globally renowned Mentoring Scheme for mid-career women working in film/TV. Now entering its ninth year, the scheme has helped 160 women working in creative, craft, technical […]

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09 July 2018

Anna Hall and Penny Woolcock Win RTS Yorkshire Awards

WFTV Award winners and directors Anna Hall and Penny Woolcock have both had their work recognised at the Royal Television Society (RTS) Yorkshire Awards, which took place on Friday 6 July. Hall (pictured) directed Catching a Killer: The Search for Natalie Hemming which won the Award for Professional Excellence: Factual Production. Catching a Killer, produced […]

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09 July 2018

Deadline Approaching to Apply for WFTV Pat Llewellyn Bursary Fund

The Pat Llewellyn Bursary Fund was launched earlier this year with the aim of finding, and funding, women with the best, boldest and most creative factual entertainment or factual TV projects. The initiative is a joint collaboration between WFTV, the BBC, Channel 4 and ITV and was set up in memory of award-winning producer Pat […]

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06 July 2018

Female Storytellers Contest Offers Chance to Win $15k and Trip to LA

Inspired by The Spy Who Dumped Me, a hilarious buddy comedy starring Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon and directed by Susanna Fogel, female filmmakers are invited to share their stories about enduring friendships – with lots of laughs! The chosen winner will be awarded $15,000 to create their next short film, a trip to Los […]

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05 July 2018

FilmBath IMDB New Filmmaker Award Open For Entries

Got a short film just waiting to be discovered? The IMDb New Filmmaker Award from FilmBath is designed to promote emerging talent and is open to anyone who has a short film between 1 and 10 minutes and with no previous distribution. The prize is £1000 cash (to go towards making your next film) as […]

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05 July 2018

New Writing Lab for Female and Non-Binary Screenwriters Launched in Wales

SHIFFT Script Lab is a new writing lab for female and non-binary screenwriters in Wales. It is designed as a place for screenwriters to share and receive feedback on work that is in development. It will provide actor, peer and mentor feedback in an environment that encourages innovation and creative risk-taking. The lab’s mission is […]

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02 July 2018

Enter Our Competition to Win Lynne Ramsay Goodies!

Lynne Ramsay’s critically acclaimed film, You Were Never Really Here is released on Blu-ray, DVD and digital today (Monday 2 July). To celebrate, we’ve got a package of goodies to give away to one lucky winner, which includes: – You Were Never Really Here on Blu-ray – A couple of Lynne Ramsay Girls On Tops […]

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02 July 2018

BBC Apologises to Carrie Gracie For Pay Gap

The BBC has apologised to news presenter Carrie Gracie for underpaying her, saying it “has now put this right” by giving her back pay. Gracie is donating the full, undisclosed amount to the Fawcett Society, a charity that campaigns for gender equality and women’s rights. Gracie released a statement about the settlement as follows: “This […]

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02 July 2018

Applications Open for High-End TV Drama Directors Programme

Directors UK and Creative Skillset’s High End TV Council have launched their new High-End TV Drama Directors Programme for 2018/19. This programme aims to give experienced directors a deeper understanding and knowledge of working in High-End drama under the leadership of a mentor director and the support of the production company. Five extended 10-12 week […]

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27 June 2018

Channel 4 Gender Pay Gap Being Addressed

Channel 4 has reduced its mean gender pay gap from 28.6% in 2017 to 22.7% in 2018. In March, the broadcaster revealed a gender pay gap that was three times higher than that of the BBC. The disparity was put down to the “majority of employees in the highest-paid quartile” being men, though Alex Mahon, […]

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27 June 2018

Canadian Study into Screen Composers Reveals Shocking Gender Gap

The Screen Composers Guild of Canada (SCGC) has released a report looking at gender in the Canadian screen composing industry. The study examines the number and proportion of female-identifying screen composers in Canada and looks at the differences between genders in professional experiences, such as career trajectories, hiring practices, type of work, and rate of […]

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27 June 2018

Canada Media Fund and NI Screen Announce New Co-Development Fund

The Canada Media Fund (CMF) and Northern Ireland Screen have announced a new funding incentive for the development of screen-based projects between Canadian and Northern Ireland producers. The announcement was made during an event at Sunny Side of the Doc as part of Canada’s presence at the marketplace in collaboration with Telefilm Canada and several […]

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27 June 2018

ITV Head of Drama Says “Ideas From Far Fewer Women Are Pitched to Me”

ITV’s Head of Drama, Polly Hill has responded to the letter signed by more than 100 female writers claiming that commissioners are not greenlighting their work by saying that “Ideas from far fewer women are pitched to me, so fewer scripts end up in development and being commissioned.” Hill reviewed ITV’s recent drama commissions following […]

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