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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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25 February 2019

Women make history at 2019 Academy Awards

The annual Oscars ceremony took place in Hollywood last night (Sunday 24 February) and included some historic firsts. Hannah Beachler and Ruth E Carter became the first black winners in the Production Design and Costume Design categories respectively, for their work on Black Panther. Brit Nina Hartstone became the first European woman to win a […]

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25 February 2019

In The Spotlight: Director Christiana Ebohon-Green

Christiana Ebohon-Green is an award-winning drama director, and 2015 WFTV Mentee. She graduated from the National Film and Television School’s Directing Fiction MA and found early success making shorts. In 1998 she directed In Your Eye, which won her the Kodak Award USA that same year, and was screened at the Kodak Emerging Filmmaker’s Showcase […]

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21 February 2019

New Survey Aims To Reveal True Impact of Caring Responsibilities on the 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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18 February 2019

Free Tickets to Screenings of Maiden in London and Across the UK

We are delighted to offer WFTV members tickets to see Maiden, the incredible, against-all-odds story of sailor Tracy Edwards, who skippered the first all-female international crew in the 1989 Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race. There will be nationwide previews of the film, followed by a Q&A with Tracy Edwards via satellite, on Thursday 7 […]

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18 February 2019

Applications Now Open For Breaking Through The Lens

Breaking Through The Lens is a pitching initiative helping connect female-identifying directors to top tier film investors. The programme is focused on practical actions and is a direct response to what the organisers, themselves female filmmakers, have encountered as barriers to their progress – access to finance. The programme launched in Cannes in 2018, and […]

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18 February 2019

In The Spotlight: Jenny Ash & Sunshine Jackson, 100 Vaginas

The Vagina: one of the last screen taboos, and still the source of much embarrassment and shame for many women. But a one-off documentary for Channel 4 challenges us to take a new look – quite literally. Based on Laura Dodsworth’s book, Womanhood – The Bare Reality, in which the artist photographs a hundred women’s […]

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13 February 2019

Win a Copy of the Academy Award® & BAFTA-Nominated, RBG

At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (nicknamed Notorious R.B.G) has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. Betsy West and Julie Cohen’s Academy Award® & BAFTA-nominated RBG is a revelatory documentary exploring Ginsburg’s exceptional life and career. Watch the trailer here. Win a copy of […]

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11 February 2019

WFTV Wins Arts Champion Award at the Newport Beach Film Festival Awards in London

WFTV was deeply honoured to win an Arts Champion Award “in recognition of outstanding organizations, corporations, institutions or individuals that promote, defend, produce, educate, and encourage creativity and the arts” at the Newport Beach Film Festival Awards, which were held at the Langham hotel in London on Thursday 7 February. On a star studded night, […]

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10 February 2019

Board Member Liz McIntyre Represents WFTV UK at #CALLTOACTION 2019 at Berlinale

WFTV (UK) were honoured to add our voice to #CALLTOACTION 2019 at Berlinale, an international roundtable of women’s organisations in film and television led by Pro Quote Film and supported by Women and Hollywood and Auswärtigen Amt. Our Board member, Liz McIntyre was there to represent WFTV (UK)  and has written this report from the event: […]

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10 February 2019

Applications Open for 2019 Writers Lab for Women Over 40

The Writers Lab is a four-day script development workshop that gives women screenwriters over 40 the opportunity to work intensively on their feature film scripts with the support of established writers, directors, and producers. The Lab is presented by New York Women in Film & Television, and Founder Kyle Stokes, and Co-founders Elizabeth Kaiden and […]

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10 February 2019

In The Spotlight: The Funny Disruptors

Double Yay Productions is a scripted comedy outfit founded and run by Natalie Bray (Producer and Creative Director), Caroline Amer (Producer and Business Director) and Rebecca Tanwen Morgan (Producer and Operations Director). The trio began working together after Bray took the decision to develop her comedy project Nutritiously Nicola!, originally a stage show which she […]

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07 February 2019

Applications Now Open for Inside Pictures, Prestigious International Training Programme

The National Film and Television School (NFTS) has today (Thursday 7 February) announced that applications are open for its prestigious Inside Pictures business training and leadership skills development scheme. Now in its sixteenth year, the 2019 programme is open to applicants from around the world who demonstrate a firm commitment to the European film industry. […]

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04 February 2019

Share Your Skills to Support Afghanistan’s First All-Female TV Station

Zan, meaning ‘women’ in Arabic, is the first TV station in Afghanistan to be made for and run entirely by women. The channel employs 50 women to create its daily mix of news, politics and lifestyle shows. In a country still recovering from Taliban rule, Zan’s team are transforming attitudes – and the ratings are […]

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01 February 2019

Berlinale Set to Sign Gender Parity Pledge

Berlinale has announced that it will sign up to to the 5050×2020 Gender Parity Pledge, making it the latest international film festival to commit to doing so. Festival chief Dieter Kosslick will sign the pledge on Saturday 9 February (2019) at a gathering sponsored by our sister chapter, Women in Film and Television Germany. The […]

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