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10 June 2019

2019 WFTV Pat Llewellyn Bursary Fund Open for Applications

We are delighted to announce that we are now accepting applications for the second round of the WFTV Pat Llewellyn Bursary Fund. First launched in 2018 in memory of award-winning producer Pat Llewellyn, the 2019 Fund will award four successful applicants £10,000 each to develop their factual entertainment or factual TV project; match them with […]

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03 June 2019

WFTV Members Taking Part in Concert to Make Noise For Female Composers

The stats about female composers in film and TV speak for themselves: between 2007 and 2017, women comprised just 1% of composers hired on the top 100 fiction films at the US box office. And here in the UK, women account for just 4.43% of all music composer credits on British films produced between 1911 […]

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13 May 2019

Mentoring Scheme Success Stories: Anaïs Baker

Anaïs Baker is an Executive Producer for BBC Studios Unscripted Content Partnerships and a Commissioning Editor for BBC Brit and BBC Lifestyle in South Africa. Having worked at a variety of production companies, distributors and now on the channels side, she is experienced in all stages of the IP pipeline from creation, development, production and […]

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29 April 2019

Script Supervisor and WFTV Board Member, Emma Thomas, Recognised with British Academy Television Craft Special Award

“Continuity isn’t life and death but it does help if you have a sense of humour when you are trying to do your job efficiently!” The script supervisor is the “eyes and ears of the director” on set. That’s how Emma Thomas describes the role and she should know, having worked in the industry for […]

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29 April 2019

Mentoring Scheme Success Stories: Allison Brownmoore

Allison Brownmoore is co-founder and design director for Blue Spill, a boutique design and vfx company based in Soho. She took part in the WFTV Mentoring Scheme in 2014 to try to bring some direction to her career. Her mentor was Sara Putt, Deputy Chair of WFTV and founder and MD of the agency for […]

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25 April 2019

Applications now open for 2019 WIF LA Film Finishing Fund

The Women in Film (WIF) Film Finishing Fund gives grants to female filmmakers working in both short and long formats, in all genres. To apply, the filmmaker must have completed 90% of principal photography and have a rough cut at the time of application. You do not need to be a WIF Member to apply, […]

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15 April 2019

New WFTV Events Strand to Offer Career Tips and Tricks to Industry Professionals

Today, WFTV launches our brand new industry career strand – Tips and Tricks, offering inspirational expert advice and know-how on how to get hired and succeed in your dream TV, film or social media job. If you want to get the inside track and latest thinking in the industry, this is a series of panel […]

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15 April 2019

Free Tickets to CANADA NOW Film Festival in London

CANADA NOW Film Festival is coming to London’s Curzon Soho cinema from 24 – 27 April. The programme presents the very best in new Canadian cinema and we are delighted to be able to offer WFTV members a limited number of free pairs of tickets to three female-directed films screening in the programme: Sgaawaay K’uuna/Edge […]

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15 April 2019

Mentoring Scheme Success Stories: Emma Bell

Emma Bell was a WFTV mentee in 2017 and currently manages the development slate at Stolen Picture, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s Sony-backed TV and film production company. Emma started out as a journalist, and after a stint as a press officer at the Edinburgh Fringe she began her TV career at Paramount Comedy. Creative […]

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08 April 2019

Meet the WFTV Sponsor… ScreenSkills

Industry-led skills body, ScreenSkills is a proud supporter of WFTV and sponsor of the Writing Award at the Women in Film and Television Awards. Whilst you may have heard of them, you may not be fully aware of the range of activities they undertake and the different kinds of support they can provide to both […]

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01 April 2019

ScreenSkills Launches Pan-UK Mentoring Network

ScreenSkills has announced a pan-UK mentoring drive to support new and established professionals in the UK’s screen industries. The ScreenSkills Mentoring Network, supported by the BFI awarding National Lottery funds as part of its Future Film Skills strategy, aims to match 3,000 mentoring pairs by 2022. ScreenSkills has brought together screen organisations who already offer […]

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01 April 2019

Mentoring Scheme Success Stories: Lizzie Wingham – Editorial Commissioner, Barcroft Studios

Lizzie Wingham has spent her career working in development and production roles. Her programme credits include George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces (Channel 4), Married At First Sight (Channel 4) and Queer Britain (BBC Three). She was Deputy Editor at BBC Three from 2017 to 2019, and is now working as Editorial Commissioner at factual content producers […]

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25 March 2019

5 Top Tips From Our Mentoring Scheme About How to Hone Your CV

Patricia Weglarz (above, right) is an Occupational Psychologist who specialises in the field of career coaching, training and personal development. Her aim is to enable individuals, whatever their career stage, to achieve their full potential and exceed their expectations. Every year, Patricia comes in to the WFTV office to run a workshop with our mentees […]

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18 March 2019

Raising Films Survey Aims to Reveal True Scale of Caring Within Screen Industries

The latest piece of industry research from Raising Films – We Need To Talk About Caring – is aimed at people who are working, or who have worked, in the screen industries and who currently have caring responsibilities or have had caring responsibilities in the past. From initial desk research Raising Films recognised a number […]

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11 March 2019

All Thriller No Filler: Louise Hooper on Directing New Female-Led 4-Part ITV Thriller, Cheat

In this guest blog post, Director and WFTV Member Louise Hooper (centre) gives us an insight into her work directing all 4 episodes of new ITV thriller, Cheat which runs from Monday 11 to Thursday 14 March on ITV One at 9:00pm each night. Since I was a child I have been addicted to thrillers. […]

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11 March 2019

Mentoring Scheme Success Stories: Hannah Demidowicz – Commissioning Editor, TCB Media Rights

Hannah Demidowicz was a WFTV Mentee in 2011 and is currently working as Commissioning Editor at TCB Media Rights. She took up the role in April 2018 in what was seen to be ‘a first for a factual distribution business’, having previously held commissioning roles with BBC Worldwide and National Geographic. Why did you apply […]

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11 March 2019

Industry leaders back the launch of WFTV’s 2019 innovative Mentoring Scheme

Today (Monday 11 March 2019), we are delighted to announce the launch of our 2019 Mentoring Scheme, which has set new industry standards for its uniquely effective approach to training. This year, the scheme has attracted many of the country’s leading TV & film experts to mentor the candidates, including Jay Hunt, Creative Director, Europe, […]

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04 March 2019

Bumble’s Female Film Force Competition Returns

First launched in 2018, Bumble’s Female Film Force competition offers women filmmakers (writers, directors or producers) £20,000 to make a short film, with its theme rooted in Bumble’s values of kindness, respect, and equality. For their second edition in 2019, Bumble has expanded the scope beyond the UK to include women filmmakers in France and […]

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28 February 2019

Funding of Up to £1,000 for Female Leaders in Film and Television

Women & Leadership International is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across the UK’s film and television sector. The campaign is providing women with grants of up to £1,000 to enable participation in a leadership development programme. The scholarship funding is provided with the specific intent of providing a powerful […]

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27 February 2019

Spend an Evening with the Cast and Crew of Patrick Melrose

Join cast and crew members of Sky Atlantic’s Patrick Melrose at the Soho Hotel (4 Richmond Mews, London W1D 3DH) on Monday 4 March for a special event celebrating the five-part drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch, which hilariously skewers the upper class as it tracks his journey from a traumatic childhood through to adult substance abuse […]

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