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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29 March 2016

Patricia Arquette: women in Hollywood still ‘smacking into this glass ceiling’

Patricia Arquette has a message for those who continue to argue that female film-makers are not as talented as their male counterparts: this is not the stone age. “Those kind of arguments are at best very paleolithic. You can’t talk caveman to me,” she said on Wednesday, while moderating a panel discussion with young female […]

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22 January 2016

Sundance ’16: Vimeo to Fund Female-Led Content

Vimeo is launching a three-part initiative aimed at investing in female-led programming, educational workshops and on-site features designed to highlight women’s voices. The “Share the Screen” program will this year invest in a minimum of five projects from female directors, who will also receive marketing support and global distribution on Vimeo on Demand. Filmmakers are […]

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21 January 2016

Call for Presentation Proposals: Breaking the Sound Barrier: Women Sounding Out in British & Irish Film & Television

Breaking the Sound Barrier: Women Sounding Out in British and Irish Film and Television A one-day event organized by the Women’s Film and TV History Network-UK/Ireland in collaboration with BFI Southbank and support from MeCCSA Women’s Media Studies Network. Saturday 18 June, 10.00-5.00pm NFT3, BFI Southbank This one-day event focuses on women’s role in the […]

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21 January 2016

‘The Revenant’ Producer Mary Parent On The Biggest Challenge Of Her Career

After the Golden Globes, Bafta and Oscar nominations, The Revenant has become this awards season’s front-runner. Jeremy Kay talks to producer Mary Parent about bringing the most challenging project of her career to fruition. Although she has produced Pacific Rim, Godzilla and Noah, Mary Parent had never experienced anything as arduous and uncompromising as the […]

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18 January 2016

French Phenomenon? Actresses, Directors On Plethora Of Parts For Women Over 50

French cinema has a long-standing relationship with older women which sees many of them receiving more and more interesting offers in their later years. Contrary to some other countries, French actresses enjoy careers at home that often extend well past their 50s and 60s. Think Catherine Deneuve, Fanny Ardant, Nathalie Baye, Yolande Moreau, Isabelle Huppert […]

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18 January 2016

Submitting Like a Man: My Year Resubmitting Scripts As A Dude

This is the first installment of the blog Submitting Like A Man (SLAM), created by writer Mya Kagan. The project examines what happens when Mya resubmits scripts to previously rejected opportunities, this time using a man’s name. For more on SLAM, check out and follow @theSLAMblog and @Mya_Mya. Strap on your balls and grow […]

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15 January 2016

Women Nominated for the 2016 Academy Awards

Issues of diversity have resurfaced again for this year’s Oscars as the Academy nominates no female directors and no black actors for the 2016 line-up. However, the news is better for female protagonists, with women starring in three of the films nominated for Best Picture (Brooklyn, Mad Max: Fury Road and Room). We’re very pleased to […]

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12 January 2016

Study: Women Filmmakers Held Just 19 Percent of Top Behind-the-Screen Jobs in 2015

A new study from the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film shows that female directors, wrtiers, producers, editors and cinematographers made little progress during the past year. In 2015, women comprised just 19 percent of the filmmakers working behind-the screen on the top 250 domestic-grossing movies as directors, writers, producers, editors […]

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08 January 2016

Film London’s Shakespeare Schemes Support Women Filmmakers

The Hungry, written and directed by Bornila Chatterjee (writer/director, Let’s Be Out, The Sun Is Shining), co-written and produced by Tanaji Dasgupta (executive producer, Ludo) and Kurban Kassam (line producer, 20,000 Days on Earth) will be Film London’s first India-UK co-production. The film is a contemporary retelling of Shakespearian tragedy Titus Andronicus, reset in an […]

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08 January 2016

BAFTA Nominations 2016 – We Celebrate These Fantastic Women

The full list of BAFTA nominations for the 2016 awards were announced this morning, in advance of the ceremony on 14 February. We’re incredibly proud to see Carol, produced by WFTV Chair Elizabeth Karlsen, leading the awards with nominations in the following nine categories: Best Film, Director, Adapted Screenplay, Leading Actress, Supporting Actress, Cinematography, Production […]

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07 January 2016

Gender Parity in Documentary Filmmaking Is A Fiction

Over the holiday break, I read many of the Oscar predictions that litter not just the trades but the various general interest “papers of record” this time of year. But I hardly saw a single list that predicted a woman director to win in the Best Documentary Feature category. That got me thinking about the […]

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04 January 2016

A very Happy New Year to one and all!

A very Happy New Year to one and all! 2015 was our 25th Anniversary year and we produced more top class industry events than ever from Finance and Legal Breakfasts to Pitching Workshops and Networking evenings. We ran seminars covering all sorts of subjects from How to Break Into the Chinese Film Market to The […]

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