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10 July 2017

WFTV welcomes Jenny Samuels and Katie Baldock to the team

WFTV (UK) is delighted to welcome two new members of staff to the organisation, Jenny Samuels and Katie Baldock. The pair join in the key roles of Awards and Events Producer and Administrator respectively. Jenny brings with her a rich background of experience in managing events of all sizes, and has shown a passion for […]

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10 July 2017

Nominations now open for the 2017 WFTV Awards supported by Sky

Nominations have opened for the 2017 Women in Film and Television Awards supported by Sky. If you want to see outstanding achievement recognised onstage at the 2017 WFTV Awards, this is your chance to nominate. Nominations are accepted in 13 different categories, including writing, directing, producing, presenting, performance, project management, craft and business. Absolutely anyone […]

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06 July 2017

“Only thrill seekers should apply!” – Learn more about the WFTV Mentoring Scheme

Since its inception eight years ago, Nicola Lees has been producing the WFTV Mentoring Scheme. In that time, she has helped 140 women develop their careers and build a supportive peer group. Here she tells us more about how the scheme works and what those who get on it can expect, with a little help […]

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06 July 2017

WFTV members selected for Guiding Lights 9

Congratulations to director Sarah McCarthy and Producer Loran Dunn (pictured right) – both WFTV members – who have been selected as mentees for the ninth edition of the highly respected Guiding Lights Mentoring Scheme run by Lighthouse and Creative Skillset. The Guiding Lights 9 cohort includes five directors, three writers and five producers (including a […]

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03 July 2017

Two former Mentees elected to the WFTV Board

We are delighted to announce that Mary Aldridge and Zeb Achonu – both former WFTV Mentees –  have been elected to the WFTV Board of Directors. Mary (above left) is an award-winning producer with over 25 years’ experience in the industry and is currently Managing Director of Storm Pictures. Zeb (above right) is a freelance […]

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03 July 2017

Apply now for the 2018 WFTV Mentoring Scheme

We are now accepting applications for the 2018 WFTV Mentoring Scheme. 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 industry. The scheme will run from February – July 2018. Successful applicants will get six hours of mentoring from […]

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30 June 2017

TriStar President Hannah Minghella says it is a ‘prime focus’ to bring in more women

President of Sony Pictures-owned TriStar Pictures, Hannah Minghella says it is a ‘prime focus’ of hers to bring more women into the studio. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, the daughter of the Oscar-winning director Anthony Minghella said: “We still have a long way to go, but I do for the first time see actual change. […]

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30 June 2017

Future Film Skills action plan aims to improve industry diversity

Film industry leaders have united behind a new plan to ensure the future of UK film, as a new report reveals 10,000 new entrants are needed over the next five years to keep the UK in the vanguard of global film production. At the House of Commons on Wednesday 28 June the Culture Secretary Karen […]

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28 June 2017

WFTV 1-2-1 PR for your short film

Friday 7 July | WFTV Office | 20 minute slots available between 10:00am and 1:00pm How do you make your short film stand out in the competitive landscape of film festivals and online distribution? Book a 1-2-1 slot at our surgery with Tiffany Kizito (pictured right) from Organic for insights into how to create and […]

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23 June 2017

WFTV members to participate in Advanced Writing for TV Drama initiative

Regina Moriarty (pictured above), Sumerah Srivastav and Carol Russell, all writers and WFTV members, are amongst the fifteen participants selected to take part in the Advanced Writing for TV Drama programme from MediaXchange and Creative Skillset’s High End TV Council. Advanced Writing for TV Drama is an innovative combination of tutorials, seminars, workshops and shared […]

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22 June 2017

Sargent Disc wins World class information security recognition

WFTV’s friends at Sargent Disc, the leading UK provider of payroll, production accounting and production management software to the entertainment industries, has been awarded ISO 27001 certification, the internationally recognised information security management standard. Laurence Sargent said “Our certification against this exacting standard reflects the excellent systems and processes we have in place, the quality […]

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19 June 2017

Online Premiere of Daisy Dickinson’s With Teeth surrealist short, Blue But Pale Blue

WFTV is delighted to be hosting the online premiere of Blue But Pale Blue, a surrealist short film directed by Daisy Dickinson (pictured right) for With Teeth. The film uses microscope footage and dreamlike imagery to take the audience on a journey through the deepest recesses of one man’s mind. Falling into a coma after […]

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15 June 2017

Women in Film LA launches Flip The Script

Our sister chapter across the pond, Women in Film LA has launched Flip The Script, a comedy series that does just that to the issue of gender parity. The comedic, short-form series – which premiered at WIF LA’s Crystal + Lucy Awards in Beverly Hills before launching online – takes a humorous and irreverent look […]

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15 June 2017

Project produced by Former WFTV mentee wins two Awards at Doc/Fest

Unrest, a project produced by former WFTV mentee Lindsey Dryden (above left) has picked up two awards at Sheffield Doc/Fest. The film won the Illuminate Award, which is supported by the Wellcome Trust and celebrates vibrant and innovative filmmaking inspired by scientific understanding. And the accompanying VR project for the film has won the Alternate […]

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15 June 2017

WFTV members shortlisted for Scottish Shorts 2017

Three WFTV members are amongst those who have been shortlisted for this year’s Scottish Shorts programme, run by the Scottish Film Talent Network. Laura McBride, Siobhan Fahey and Jennifer Corcoran are all producers and are attached to different projects. In total, 20 projects were shortlisted. The selected teams will participate in a series of development […]

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08 June 2017

Open letter sent by agnès films to Cannes organisers over concerns about the way parents treated

Rallied by agnès films, a group of filmmakers, actors, film critics, film festival organisers, distributors, scholars, audience members, and activists have written an open letter to the Cannes Film Festival organisers to show their concern over the way in which parents, in particular mothers, were treated at the 70th Cannes Film Festival. Read the letter […]

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06 June 2017

Alex Mahon to become first female boss at Channel 4

Alex Mahon has been named as the successor to David Abraham in Channel 4’s top job, making her the first woman ever to hold the Chief Executive role with the broadcaster. Mahon has been Chief Executive of SFX firm The Foundry since 2015, and prior to that was Chief Executive of Shine Group. She will […]

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05 June 2017

Wonder Woman breaks box office record – WFTV members respond to screening

Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman has delivered a record-breaking $100m opening weekend in the US, the largest ever for a female-directed feature. Globally, the film brought in a staggering $223m, including a $38m box office-topping debut in China. WFTV was delighted to host a special screening for our members last Thursday (1 June), and some of […]

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02 June 2017

Bliss! Screening at Regent Street Cinema on 18 June

Kate Kinninmont, CEO of WFTV (UK) will lead a short Q&A with Producer/Director Rita Osei, composer Hélène Muddiman and actresses Montserrat Lombard & Freya Parks at the end of the screening. Find out more and book here. Bliss! review “As a debut feature film from director Rita Osei, Bliss! has ambition and courage. So much […]

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